Hook: #2-4 Stinger
Thread: Danville Flymaster+ , white
Weedguard (optional): 50# mono
Legs: Matched hackle, 2 each yellow, white, and green grizzly
Body: Deer hair, stacked and trimmed
Collar: Olive deer hair, stacked
Eyes: Doll eyes
Other: Chartreuse Estaz, Olive marabou, Kflash, Marine GOOP
in vise, start thread at barb of hook. If tying with weedguard, place
mono on top of hook shank, tag end pointing off of hook. Wrap thread
over mono to halfway down bend of hook. Wrap back to tie in and cement
Estaz, make 2-3 wraps forward. Match hackles in sets of three yellow
on the inside, white in the middle, grizzly on the outside. Set curves
against each other so that the feathers will "kick" when retrieved.
Measure approximately 1.5 - 2x shank length and tie in at end of Estaz.
The bump of Estaz will help to splay the hackle.
Cut a dozen
full length strands of K Flash. Double over the thread and tie in at
Estaz, length should be about 3/4 of the hackle length. Take a full
marabou feather, gather the tips, and tie in so that the tips extend
just past the end of the hook.
small bunch of cleaned and stacked olive deer hair. Stack on the hook
shank and tie in, flaring for the collar.
stacking clumps of deer hair, any color on the top, white on the bottom.
Pack and continue until 2 eye lengths from eye. Take very small clump
of bright deer hair (orange, red, etc. and spin for a "nose".
Trim deer hair flat on the bottom, in roughly an arrowhead shape. Slope
the top of the frog up to the collar.
the weedguard, pull mono forward, pass through eye of hook, and double
over the hook shank towards the rear of the hook. Tie in tightly and
cement. Trim mono as close to thread as possible, let tag push into
the deer hair on top.
small "divots" out of the frog on either side. Fill hole with
GOOP and press in doll eyes. Let cure 24 hours before fishing.