Kingfisher blue Damsel step by step .Posted: 11th May 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized Leave a comment
The hooks used are the FM 35005 size 10.
Place the hook in the vice with a 3mm blue tungsten bead.
Wind the thread down to just passed the point . ( thread is Danville’s 6/0 in dark olive ).
Choose about an inch of olive marabou for the tail one and a half times the length of the shank .
Tie in the marabu and trim by pinching the material .
Tye in two strands of kingfisher blue krinkle flash either side of the tail .
Catch in a length of kingfisher hographic tinsel as your rib .
The dubbing used for the body Is gold green and pearl lite bright .
Form a tight dubbing rope.
Now wind the dubbing up the shank stopping behind the bead .
Select the appropriate sized hackle the Cape pictured is a yellow olive metz grizzle cape .
Prepare the hackle and catch in just behind the bead.
Take two turns behind the bead before Palmering the hackle down the body to the tail.
Use the rib to hold the hackle in place.
Wind the rib opposite direction to the hackle and tie of behind the bead .
Apply varnish to the thread and whip finish .
Use a velcro brush to bring out the dubbing in to the hackles and coax the hackles to slant back wards and your fly is finished.