A tyer on the U.K. Forum showed me this pattern, similar in body construction to the Michigan style. His had a thorax of trimmed black hackle, which I subbed with clipped deer hair. Since this was just testing out a concept, i didn?t add a wing; may add one of poly yarn. Don?t think I can get this to work on small stuff but it might be useful for bigger drakes and Hex.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - moose body hair
body - deer hair
rib - tying thread
Thorax - deer hair dark dun
hackle - grizzly


Part 1

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend




clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of moose; tie in/trim






clean, stack, measure (tips just past bend) a clump of deer hair; trim butts, tie in with 2 soft loops, let it surround shank without releasing tips






spiral thread to bend




pull tight to flare tips, then spiral back, crossing previous wraps




tie in hackle




create thread loop