Instructions: Burk's Hunchback Infrequens

Tying Instructions: Burk's Hunchback Infrequens

1. Attach the hook to the vise. Add 4-5 wraps of lead-free wire around the thorax region. Leave some space behind the eye of the hook.
Step One
2. Attach the thread to the hook behind the eye, leaving a 3 " tag of thread. Trim off this tag of thread. It will be used for ribbing.
Step Two
3.Secure the leadfree wire with thread wraps and build a thread base from behind the eye to the tail tie-in position. Keep the thread body even and smooth.
Step Three
4. Select 8-10 fibers of Woodduck or Imitation Woodduck for the tail. Keep the tips of the tail segment even. Step Four
5. Attach the tailing fibers with a couple of wraps and adjust the tail length so that it extends to just below the hook. Then secure with additional wraps.
Step Five
6. Secure the butt of the tail fibers along the shank with thread wraps to just behind the lead wraps.. Finish the wraps with some acrylic head cement for a shiny surface. This will add to the translucent effect of the fly.
Step Six
7. Mix a dubbing blend and attach some dubbing blend to the thread at the tail tie-in position. Lock in enough fibers with one wrap that you can twist the dubbing around the thread in a loose manner.
Step Seven
8. Dub a slender, tapered body to just past the midpoint of the hook.
Step Eight
9. Remove the unused dubbing from the thread and secure with some thread wraps. Step Nine
10. Wrap the thread ribbing forward with even-spaced turns. Secure with a couple of thread wraps. Step Ten
11. Attach a strip of Turkey tail for a wingcase.
Step Eleven
12. Apply dubbing to the thread and interlock the dubbing fibers to the hook shank with one wrap. Wrap a heavy thorax that is about 50% larger than the abdomen.
Step Twelve
13. Leave enough room behind the eye to secure the wingcase.
Step Thirteen
14. Attach 5-6 Woodduck fibers to the near side of the shank in front of the thorax. These represent legs and should extend just past the wingcase. Adjust the length of the fibers so that they do not exceed the length of the thorax. Secure with a couple of tight thread wraps and trim off the butts.

Step Fourteen
15. Attach another set of 5-6 Woodduck fibers to the far side of the shank in front of the thorax and adjust the length so that the fibers do not exceed the length of the thorax. Apply a couple of tight thread wraps and trim off the butts.
Step Fifteen
16. Bring the wingcase over the thorax and tie in.
Step Sixteen
17. Create a head in front of the wingcase and whip finish. A little head cement to the wingcase helps to preserve the fibers.
Step Seventeen
18. The finished Hunchback Infrequens.
Step Eighteen

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