Instructions: RS2

Tying Instructions: RS2, Callibaetis

1. Attach the hook to the vise and build a thread base from midway on the shank to the position where the tail fibers will be attached on the hook.
Step One
2. Attach two microfibbets for a tail. The tail length should be about the same as the shank. Place the microfibbets near the top of the shank against the side of the shank facing you. Place two thread wraps around the material to secure. The tension of the thread wraps will bring the material to the top of the shank.
Step Two
3. Secure the microfibbets with thread wraps to the top of the shank ending at the bend of the hook.
Step Three
4. Apply two wraps of thread under the tailing material, then split the microfibbets by taking a wrap between the fibers and over the top of the hook shank.
Step Four
5. Two more tight wraps over the thread will secure it. Step Five
6. Apply some thin Fly Finish to the base of the microfibett tail. This provides durability and strength to the separation of the tail fibers.
Step Six
7. Use a UV Lamp to cure the finish.
Step Seven
8. Normally, the long strands of beaver dubbing will create a nice rope on a single thread. Since much of our beaver dubbing is processed with smaller fibers, you might find improvement using a dubbing loop. Creat a dubbing loop at the base of the tail.
Step Eight
9. Apply a sparse amount of dubbing to the loop. The spinner tool will close the loop and twist the thread into a chenille.
Step Nine
10. Spin the tool clockwise so that the material forms a noodle. Step Ten
11. Apply one wrap of the noodle over the shank to lock in the fibers. Now, further spin to form a tighter noodle. The more twisting you do, the tighter the noodle and you will be able to wrap a better segmented body.
Step Eleven
12. Wrap the dubbing forward for a tapered body to the 3/4 position. Try not to overlap so that each wrap represents a segment to the abdomen. Step Twleve
13. Clip the webbing material from the base of a Dun Saddle Hackle. This is the soft marabou material.
Step Thirteen
14. Attach the clump with the trimmed stems facing over the eye with 2 tight thread wraps. Clip off the material over the eye and secure wirht 4-5 additional wraps.
Step Fourteen
15. Apply some more dubbing to the thread and create a tight noodle by twisting the material clockwise around the thread. Step Fifteen
16. Wrap the dubbing around both sides of the wing material.

Step Sixteen
17. Finish with some thread wraps behind the eye and a whip finish.

Step Seventeen
18. Place your scissors at an upward slant and trim the wing so that it doesn't exceed the diameter of the thorax.
Step Eighteen
19. The Finished RS2 (Callibaetis on a size 16).
Step Nineteen

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