Instructions: Drifters Gillie, Dark

Tying Instructions: Drifter's Gillie, Dark

1. Place the bead on the hook. You will need to mash down the barb to get it to fit.
Step One
2. Attach the thread behind the bead and secure a strand of Pearl Krystalflash behind the bead wrapping the flash to the top of the hook shank back to the bend of the hook.
Step Two
3. Wrap the thread back to the bead and secure a piece of black extra fine wire behind the bead.
Step Three
4. Secure the wire to the top of the hook shank back to the bend of the hook.
Step Four
5. Apply the Superfine dubbing to the thread and tighten the dubbing around the thread. Make an initial wrap of the dubbed thread at the bend of the hook to lock in the fibers. Twist the dubbing to get a nice tight rope and wrap the dubbing forward to the bead.
Step Five
6. Take the flash behind the bead and spirol wrap to the bend of the hook and back to the bead. Some dubbing might protrude between the wraps and that's a good thing. Secure the flash with thread wraps behind the bead. Step Six
7. Counterwrap the black wire forward from the bend of the hook to the bead and secure with some thread wraps.
Step Seven
8. Trim off the tag ends of the flash and the wire. Add some more thread wraps to secure the tag ends of these materials. Place two Turkey Biots on each side of the shank behind the bead with the concave side facing inward. Secure with thread wraps just behind the bead. Step Eight
9. Trim the biots with an upward slant cut. The length of the trimmed biots should not exceed half of the hook shank. Trim off the tag ends of the biots just behind the bead and secure with more thread wraps. Step Nine
10. Build a dubbed collar behind the bead to represent a swollen wingcase. Step 10
11. Secure the thread a whip finish.
Step Eleven
12. Trim off the thread. The Finished Drifter's Gillie, Dark.
Step Twelve

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