On some nymph patterns it is desired to have a wide-flat body
in the thorax area of the nymph, especially on Stonefly patterns.
This is an easy technique to master.
Secure the thread at the rear of the hook shank and wrap forward,
to lay a base of thread on the hook.
Then take a suitable length of weighted wire and form it into
a U-shape, with each half placed against the side of the hook
shank (with the weight running under the hook shank).
Secure the wire to the hook shank by closely wrapping
(thread-on-thread) to the rear of the hook shank.
Now you are ready to add the materials to make a wide-body
Please check out the Fly Tying Section, on the
Bulletin Board, on FAOL too.
If you have any questions, tips, or techniques; send them along.
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