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Kingfisher blue Damsel step by step .

The hooks used are the FM 35005 size 10.

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Place the hook in the vice with a 3mm blue tungsten bead.

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Wind the thread down to just passed the point . ( thread is Danville’s  6/0 in dark olive ).

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Choose about an inch of olive marabou for the tail one and a half times the length of the shank .

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Tie in the marabu and trim by pinching the material .

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Tye in two strands of kingfisher blue krinkle  flash either side of the tail .

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Catch in a length of kingfisher hographic tinsel as your rib .

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The dubbing used for the body Is gold green and pearl lite bright .

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Form a tight dubbing rope.

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Now wind the dubbing up the shank stopping behind the bead .

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Select the appropriate sized hackle the Cape pictured is a yellow olive metz grizzle cape .

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Prepare the hackle and catch in just behind the bead.

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Take two turns behind the bead before Palmering  the hackle down the body to the tail.

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Use the rib to hold the hackle in place.

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Wind the rib opposite direction to the hackle and tie of behind the bead .

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Apply varnish to the thread and whip finish .

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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.

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