1. Tie in black maribou for tail, snip, trim and bind down.
2. Over the tail, tie in 3 to 6 strands of holographic flashabou, trim.
3. Strip the opposite side of curve of the chinese saddle hackle,
and tie in.
4. Tie in copper wire. Fly can be tied without the wire, but
it helps reinforce the fly.
5. Tie in chenille, peel back chenille to the core and use
about 1/4 inch to make the first wraps. This makes the
wraps less bulky.
6. Bring chenille forward, leaving plenty of room for the head.
7. Palmer prepared chinese hackle evenly forward, following the
8. Feed wire, weaving through the hackle, tie down.
9. Tie in cerise chenille.
10. In the space remaining for head, spin chenille to tighten, form
egg and trim. (The "egg" may also be tied using a pink closer in color
to a salmon egg.)
11. Double whip finish and touch with head cement.
This pattern is used for steelhead and salmon usually in rivers and streams,
fish slowly and as close to the bottom as possible. Impart a little slow strip or
hand twist retrieve. ~ Bob Gray