kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By ScottP
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Kind of a cross between a side-wheel steamer and Princess Leia. The Iris Caddis wing pad is doubled and turned on it's side(s); color is probably not a match to the natural, but it's to provide visibility as much as anything. Tied here as a Drake Mackerel (hecuba); change colors to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - UTC 70 tan
shuck - Congo Hair brown
rib - Congo Hair brown (twisted)
abdomen - dubbing tan
wing pads - Congo Hair cream
legs - hungarian partridge
thorax - dubbing tan


Mash down barb, start thread, tie in shuck and wrap back to bend; trim (gap width)

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tie in another sparse hank of CH and wrap back to bend

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dub thread, dub body (start with a wrap behind the ribbing) up to 75% mark

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twist CH tightly and rib body; relax twist, tie off and trim

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make a loop in a hank of cream CH; tie in on the side and trim

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repeat on the other side (inverted here)

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trim out the tip of a partridge feather, separate a few fibers

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strip off the rest then tie in on the underside; pull gently to adjust for length (hook point) and trim butts

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add a little more dubbing at the head; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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