Tying Instructions1. Used Partridge Hooper hook
2. Create long thin
ellipsoid shaped piece of lead and tie in on top of the hook. Lead is thick lead from a
golf club shop (~1/32"). Tie a second piece and tie and glue on top of the first one.
3. Tie in copper wire at
4. Tie in the tails. Fly
can have tails or no tails, beard hackle or no beard hackle, black wing case or no black
5. Tie in floss light
and dark colors back to the tail. Create a smooth underbody using tying thread.
6. Tie in wing case or
wait and tie it in with copper wire.
7. Weave colors with
dark on top and light on bottom to and around wingcase to head. Tie a simple overhand knot
at the head.
8. Restart tying thread,
tie off weaving thread and remove overhand knot.
9. Wrap copper wire in
natural valleys along body. May tie in wing case at this point. Tie off copper wire at
10. Fold over wing case
if included and tie off.
11. Coat top of body
with flexament or other lacquer-like material until it shines.
© Photo: Steve Sato.
Documenting the tying steps: Herb Kettler