Iris Caddis, from Lee Weil

 

Thread:   Tan 3/0
Eyes:   Gold Dumbbells or Bead Chain
Tail:   Gold Flashabou
Body:   Gold Bill's Body Braid
Wing:   Gold Krystal Flash topped with
     Red Fox Body Fur

Tying Instructions:
 

  1. Tie in dumbbell eyes (or bead chain).

    • Tie in clump of Flashabou for the tail.

      • Tie in body braid behind the eyes, wrap to tail and back to tie-in point.

        • Reverse hook in vise then tie folded Krystal Flash before the eyes and then make
          a few wraps of thread for the wingbase.

          • Cut clump of fox fur close to skin. Remove dark undercoat, but leave some for
            the body to hold wing together.

            • Pluck long guard hairs to even tips. Tie in fox in front of Krystal Flash and whip
              finish.


Lee Weil

 

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