Tie on thread.
Take 8 strands of partridge rump and tie in for the tail.
Tie in pheasant tail, which will be the shellback and tie in a strand of clear mono, which will be used for the ribbing.
Tie in some grey ostrich herl for the body.
Wrap herl forward to form the body.
Pull pheasant tail over the body to form the shellback.
Wrap clear mono over the shellback to make 5 to 6 ribs.
Tie in more pheasant tail, at the top of the fly, for use as the wingcase later.
Tie in one strand of ostrich herl.
Wrap herl forward to form the head.
Cut a V in a partridge feather and tie in to form the legs.
Pull wingcase over legs/head and cut off excess.
Whip finish and the fly is ready.
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