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A bit different look tied in the round; add weight (non-tox wraps, cone, bead) as desired. Tail/body construction steps stolen directly from Hans Weilenmann's version.

hook - Mustad 9671 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tail - woodduck flank (mallard, bronze mallard, etc optional; thought the wooduck went better with gold body)
body/rib - tinsel gold
wing - woodduck flank
flash - Mirage Tinsel opal
collar/head - deer hair white

mash barb, start thread at 3/4 mark



strip some wooduck flank barbs, measure (gap width past bend; tie in/trim butts





tie in tinsel



wrap to bend in touching turns, holding woodduck on top of the shank





grab tag end of tinsel in hackle pliers and twist until it forms a rope





wrap the rope forward; tie off/trim thanks, Hans



prep wooduck flank; tie in by tip (run scissors blade backwards along the top side to aid in wrapping wing)





wrap wing; tie off/trim



tie in flash on either side of wing



clean, stack, measure (tips a bit past the bend) a sparse clump of deer hair; tie in on top (don't let it spin), fold back and add thread dam







clean another clump and spin the rest of the head





trim head, trim flash; nope, kinda static, not happy with that at all



blade off the head and go a different route; create a thread loop



clean, stack, measure (tips a bit past the bend) a clump of deer hair; insert it in clip, trim butts, insert in the loop, capture tips with thread, spin









stroke the fibers back and wrap; tie off/trim, whip fisnish, SHHAN





trim head/collar; a little more off the bottom, a little less off the top







Regards,
Scott
 
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