Instructions: Sparkle Dun

Tying Instructions: Sparkle Dun, PMD

1. Start the thread at the 1/3 position behind the eye of the hook and lay a foundation to the bend of the hook.
Step One
2. Attach a section of Kinky Z-lon to the top of the hook shank at the bend of the hook. I'm using less than half of the original strand thickness.
Step Two
3. Secure the tag end of the Z-lon on the top of the hook shank to the midpoint. Trim the shuck off the bend to about 3/4 the shank length.
Step Three
4. Clip a small patch of comparadun deer hair.

Step Four
5. Clean off the underfur and even the tips in a stacker. Step Five
6. Measure the hair against the shank length. the wing should be about the same as the shank length.
Step Six
7. Attach the hair to the top of the shank with 2 tight wraps that will flare the hair. Step Seven
8. Apply a few more wraps to lock the material in.
Step Eight
9. Lift up on the butt ends of the wing hair and clip these off with a slanted cut towards the rear. You can adjust the cut for the desired taper you want.
Step Nine
10. Wrap the butt ends of the wing with thread wraps, covering all of the butt hairs. Wrap to the tail tie-down position just above the barb of the hook to create a smooth tapered underbody of thread to the base of the wing. Separate about 1/3 of the hairs and apply a wrap of thread at the base of the hair to stand the hairs upright.
Step Ten
11.Take another 1/3 of the hair and place another tight thread wrap at the base of these hairs.
Step Eleven
12. The last third of the hair is maintained in an upright position with thread wraps directly in front of them. Note that the shank is bare in front of the wing as this helps to bring pressure of the thread back against the hairs since it can slide up to the base of the wing.
Step Twelve
13. Wrap the thread back to the bend of the hook.
Step Thirteen
14. Apply a small amount of Superfine dubbing to the thread and lock in the first fibers to the shank with a thread wrap. You can twist the dubbed thread for a tighter effect once those fibers are locked onto the shank.
Step Fourteen
15. Wrap the dubbing forward for an upward taper to the wing
Step Fifteen
16.Bring the thread in front of the wing and downward taper to the eye of the hook. You may need to X wrap the dubbing around the wing to fill the space below the wing.
Step Sixteen
17. Trim off the thread and whip finish. You can get an improved flare of the hair by applying pressure with your thumbnail at the base of the wing. Finished Fly.
Step Seventeen

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