Materials needed:

Tying thread

Long shank 10-12

Gold bead

Olive marabou

Pearl Krystal flash

Seals fur substitute

Clear magic glass

Grey/Brown partridge hackle

Varnish

Step 1.

Thread a gold bead onto the hook and secure in the vice, then start the tying thread behind the bead and tie in some marabou fibres.

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Step 2.

Tie in some pearl Krystal flash on top of the marabou and bind down both materials along the hook shank towards the bend.

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Step 3.

Wind the thread back up towards the bead and then trap in a piece of clear magic glass for the rib. Tie this down along the hook shank to the bend.

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Step 4.

Dub on a small amount of seal fur substitute and wind back up the shank to just behind the bead. Remember to leave a small gap for the hackle.

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Step 5.

Wind the magic glass rib forward in open turns. Tie off firmly and trim away the waste.

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Step 6.

Catch in a grey or brown partridge hackle by its tip and carefully wind 1 turn behind the bead.

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Step 7.

Dub a very small pinch of seal subs onto the thread and wind behind the bead to hide the hackle tie in point. Whip finish and varnish the head.

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Photographs by Neil Nice

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