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A few changes from the original; used rat brown ostrich for the body instead of dubbing and added a tag.

hook - Dai Riki 899 #4
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel gold
tail - bucktail red
rib - small wire gold
body - ostrich grey/brown
body hackle - cree
wing - bucktail red/fox squirrel tail
front hackle - black

mash barb, start thread, wrap to point above point; tie in tinsel, wrap to barb and back, tie off/trim

measure (shank length) a small clump of bucktail; tie in

tie in rib

tie in some ostrich herl by the tips; wrap to return wire, tie off/trim

tie in hackle; wrap to tail

capture tip of hackle with rib, continue to front, helicopter end, cover with thread, trim hackle tip

measure (tips to bend) another sparse clump of bucktail; tie in/trim

repeat with squirrel tail

tie in (folded) hackle by tip

wrap hackle, tie off/trim, whip finish, SHHAN

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