Hook: #4 Gamakatsu T10-6H in red.
Tail: Marabou fluff, red.
Body: Hedron Flashabou Dubbing in yellow,and hammered red
Collar: Red hackle feather.
Wing: Yellow, red, and natural polar bear hair.
Flash: Hedron's red holographic material.
Step 1: is attaching the thread to the hook and tying on
the tail. For the tail, I use the "marabou" fluff from
the base of a dyed red chicken feather.
Step 2: is attaching the body material and hammered red
tinsel. I increase the size of the body by rolling on some
yarn then applying the Hedron Flashabou Dubbing in yellow.
I then roll the red tinsel over that.
Step 3: is applying a red hackle feather as a collar. We
get lucky here as the cheaper capes and saddles make the
best large steelie flies. These capes run a bit under $10
for the most part.
Step 4: is applying the wing. I use a section each of
yellow, red, and natural polar bear hair and do not mix
them. I have found the iridescence of polar bear hair helps
the catching of fish. Also when using hot colored bodies like
red or yellow, or orange, the fat body helps the fly's
Step 5: is applying about 3 strips of Hedron's red holographic
material to each side of the fly and wrapping head to shape.