1. Bind some thread the length of the
shank of the hook to the bend.
2. Select a full length of White Tiewell
"Belly Shine" the required thickness to make
the fly. I make them almost exclusively in
white but have used gold and green quite
Stagger the end of the material by laying
it on the bench and pulling the ends, so that
it is no longer square. Place it on the bend
to the required tail length and wind the thread
around the hook three times loosely and then
pull tight allowing the material to settle
around the hook.
3. Bind in and cut off the "Bellyshine".
Whip finish at this stage. Wind the thread
forward a third of the way along the shank.
4. Reverse the "Bellyshine" so that you
have the other staggered end of the material
and repeat the above process ensuring that
the material is shorter than the previous lay
and all the way around the hook. Bind in and
whip finish again.
5. Move along the hook again and repeat process.
6. Wind the thread to the eye of the hook
and this time tie the material on the top
of the hook at the required length. Separate
the material and pull it under the eye and tie
7. Cut material off and finish the binding
and then cut the thread.
8. Trim the fly to shape with a pair of scissors.
Fit flat stick on eyes. Epoxy over the eyes with
a couple of layers of epoxy.