Step 1: Place the hook in the vise, then wrap a layer of
thread from the eye to the end of the hook. The thread
layer should cover about half the bend. Select one wide
and one narrow strip of black Pre-Sliced Foam. Cut the
wide strip into 3 equal lengths. Stack the 3 pieces and
trim them with a slight taper about 1/4 inch long at one
end. The taper will make it easier to tie-in the foam.
These 3 pieces will form the tear drop shape of the body.
Step 2: Tie-in the 3 wide strips, then the single narrow
strip, and finally the blood-red Nymph Rib.
Step 3: Wrap the single narrow strip forward and tie-off
at half-way between the tie-in point and the hook eye.
Wrap the thread at the mid-point to form a flat area for
the leg attachment later.
To form the hour-glass, wrap the blood-red Nymph Rib
forward twice over the body foam (narrow strip). Be
sure the Nymph Rib is tied-off on top (later, the three
wide strips will cover up the tie-off).
Step 4: Pull the 3 strips forward over the body to make
the tear drop shape. Tie-down the 3 strips just in-front
of the hour-glass. Trim away the excess foam and wrap
enough thread to cover the ends of the foam.
Step 5: To make the legs, cut four lengths of black Larva
Lace Midge at 3 inches long. Cut four lengths of medium
fine wire at 3 inches long.
This next step requires a little lubricant, preferably
something synthetic (dish soap, synthetic reel oil, etc).
Dip the end of the medium fine wire in the lubricant then
insert the wire into the Larve Lace Midge. Align the legs
with the hook shank, then tie the legs on top of the thorax
(leave a little room for the head).
Pull the front legs backward and build-up the thread to
form the head. Pull the legs forward over the head.
Seperate the legs about the body. Bend the legs up above
the body, then about the middle bend the legs down to
form the leg joint. Make adjustments as desired.