The Illuminator

ti-final.jpg
  • Hook: TMC 2487 Size 14
  • Thread: 8/0 Olive
  • Butt: Blood Red Thread
  • Body: Green Holographic Tinsel
  • Rib: Small Copper Wire
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Gills: White Antron Yarn
ti01.jpg

Tie on some red thread and form a small red butt.

ti02.jpg

Whip finish the red thread and then tie on some green thread.

ti03.jpg

Tie in some small copper wire for the rib.

ti04.jpg

Tie in some green holographic tinsel and wrap forward to form the body.

ti05.jpg

Take the copper wire and form 4 to 5 ribs over the body.

ti06.jpg

Tie in some white antron for the gills.

ti07.jpg

Tie in one peacock herl and wrap to form the thorax.

ti08.jpg

Whip finish and cut the gills to about 1/8" in length.

ti09.jpg

The fly is ready for your local lakes.