from Fling & Puterbaugh: The Basic Manual of Fly-Tying

Wrap the hook shank with #12 brass wire, or substitute as desired, or weighted wire with tinsel overlay


Tie in thread behind eye and wrap over end of wire wrap to hold in place

Measure a clump of white or light marabou 1.5 hook length; wet marabou to make management easier; tie in an eye length behind eye; clip extra at an angle



Measure a clump of black or dark marabou slightly shorter than the white; tie in on top of white; clip extra at an angle


Wrap a tapered head; whip finish

Optional: paint on eyes



Head cement or UV resin