SBS Lady Di SBS

ScottP

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Madam X all dressed up for a night on the town; my apologies to our friends across the pond for the name (obviously an older pattern). Original just had a red band at the leg tie-in; hot pink goes so much better with blonde hair.


hook - Dai Riki 280 #10
thread - UTC 140 Hot Pink
tail - elk bleached
body - peacock herl
head- same as tail, semi bullet-head
legs - rubber fine black


Mash down barb and attach thread at head (gap width)





cut a clump of elk hair; clean, stack and measure for length (shank + gap)




hold clump on top of hook and tie in with 2 soft loops, pull tight while holding; let it flare, don't let it spin








pull some of the butts up, take a wrap; repeat a few times (locks the hair in place)




pull butts back and wrap, creating base for head; trim butts and smooth with thread








clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) another clump of elk




tie down, run a few wraps through the butts, then spiral up to junction with head butts; trim and smooth with thread








tie in some peacock, wrap to back of head






pull hair at head up and back over the top; tie down






add legs




whip finish, SHHAN, trim legs



dorsal



ventral



Regards,
Scott
 

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