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Danish tyer Michael Jensen's seatrout fly. Original had a floss(?) body; changed things up a bit just for something different.

hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
tail - fox squirrel tail
rear body - tinsel copper
front body - brassie wire copper
hackle - fox squirrel tail

mash barb, start thread about 2 eye widths back from eye, wrap to bend

even tips on a clump of squirrel tail, measure (shank length), tie in/trim

tie in tinsel at mid-body; wrap to tail and back, tie off/trim

tie in wire; wrap wire forward to tie in, using resistance from hanging bobbin to keep the wraps tight; helicopter end, cover with thread

create thread loop, wax thread

trim some more squirrel tail (tips to tail), insert in clip/trim butts, insert clip into loop, release, spin to create hair "hackle"

stroke fibers back

wrap hair, tie off/trim, build head, whip finish, SHHAN

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