Instructions: Foam Emerger

Tying Instructions: Foam Emerger, PMD

1. Press the barb with the vise and secure the hook to the vise. Attach the thread and lay a thread foundation to the bend of the hook.
Step One
2. Snip a small segment of Kinky Olive Z-lon and divide the marterial in half. Place the strand on top of the hook shank and secure with a couple of thread wraps at the bend of the hook.
Step Two
3. Secure the strand of Z-lon to the top of the hook shank to the midpoint of the shank and trim off the remaining tag end. Wrap the thread back to the bend of the hook.
Step Three
4. Dub the thread with the PMD Superfine...a little goes a long ways. Wrap a tapered body forward.

Step Four
5. The tapered body should end at the 3/4 position on the shank, leaving room to secure the foam and hackle. Step Five
6. Cut a strip of 1mm foam that is 3/4 the hook gap in width. Snip the corners of the strip to creap a foam point to anchor the foam to the shank.
Step Six
7. Secure the point of the foam just in front of the dubbed body. Make sure that the eye of the hook is clear of any foam material. Step Seven
8. Bring the foam strip forward over the back and secure the foam in the same area as the foam point was secured.
Step Eight
9. Trim off the tag end of the foam and secure with thread wraps.
Step Nine
10. Anchor the base of a Light Dun saddle hackle with thread wraps behind the eye of the hook.
Step Ten
11. Apply two wraps of the hackle and secure with two thread wraps over the hackle quill. Trim off the tag end of the hackle. Step Eleven
12. Apply a couple of half hitches to secure the thread and trim off the thread.
Step Twelve
13. Trim the hackle fibers below the shank so that the fly can lay further down within the surface film. Step Thirteen
14. The Finished Foam Emerger, PMD.
Step Fourteen

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