Please be patient with Bill with his first time out front. He has jumped in here to fill a void – JQ was horrified to hear that recently he’s only been tying simple nymphs – especially as Bill hasn’t tied this one in years!
To follow on from Lyall’s lesson introducing us to use of deer hair (via the Elk Hair Caddis we tied in May) Bill will help people take the next step of spinning deer hair heads.
Hook size can vary but let’s start with #6 – longish please
Deer Hair for head and top wing – Bill likes black
Marabou for tail and inner wing – purple used to be a hot colour. Bill suggests Spotlight or Lincraft sourced dyed turkey feathers provide a cheaper alternative
Chenille or dubbing for body – your choice but size it to suit your hook size.