Tie in a good base layer of thread.
Tie in some red mono on one side of the hook, at the hook bend.
Tie in some black mono on the other side of the hook, at the hook bend.
Whip finish the thread so you can start weaving the mono.
With the hook eye facing you, start the weave by forming a loop with both the red and black mono.
Pull the loop slightly apart so that the red mono goes over the top of the hook and the black mono goes under the hook.
Pull the loop tight to the bend of the hook and repeat this step until the weaved body is complete.
Weave the body so it is about 3/4 of the hook length and then re-tie on your thread.
Tie off the red and black mono with the thread and cut off the excess.
Take a few strands of pheasant tail and tie it in off the front of the hook. This will be pulled back to create the wingcase later.
Tie in one white ostrich herl and take about 3 wraps, near the eyelet, to form the gills.
Tie in one peacock herl, behind the gills, and wrap a few times to create the thorax.
Pull pheasant tail back over gills and thorax to form the wingcase. Whip finish behind thorax.
This fly is very effective when fishing deeper waters (>10ft).
Try different colors to match the hatches on your favourite lakes.
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