TMC 100 #8 – 12
|Olive or green|
|Thread or mono or copper wire|
Haretron dubbing (#26) – McKenzie Caddis Green
Natural deer hair or yearling elk
- Start thread on hook immediately behind hook eye and advance to barb.
- Tie in copper wire at the barb of hook.
- Dub body from back to front, creating a taper. Stop 2 eye lengths back from eye.
- Tie in hackle where body stopped and wrap back to barb using 5 – 6 evenly spaced wraps.
- Hold hackle and using wire, wrap forward in 5 – 6 evenly spaced wraps and tie off at end of body. Wiggle wire while wrapping forward to prevent catching hackle barbs. Trim wire and hackle.
- Prepare deer or elk hair, stack and measure proper amount for wing. Tie in hair where body stopped. Using pinch wrap, take 2 soft wraps, then pull straight down to tighten thread around hair and hook. Continue to wrap another 5 tight wraps. Pull hair ends upright and wrap thread through ends (2 or 3 times) to strengthen and keep hair in place. DO NOT CUT HAIR ENDS
- Form head and using hair ends, pull upright and whip finish behind hook eye. Trim thread.
- Trim hair ends at same angle as hook eye, leaving some hair to look like insect head.