Lost a few pics off the disk (hence the mid-stream color change) so I had to tie the d.mn fly twice.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
thread - MFC 8/0 brown, errr...UTC 70 tan
abdomen - caribou spun/clipped
wing - deer hair
hackle - brown, errr... ginger

Part 1

mash barb, start thread at the back end; you can spin hair on a wrapped shank, but it's just as easy not to (and the thread savings is tremendous when factored over thousands of flies)

clean a clump of caribou, trim off tips; tie in with 2 soft loops and let it spin

pack it back, half hitch


one more time; tie off and trim thread

flip it over, lay a razor blade on the eye (to establish the belly) and push straight back