Instructions: J. Fair's Wiggle Tail

Tying Instructions: J. Fair's Wiggle Tail

1. Attach the thread behind the eye and wrap to the bend of the hook above the hook barb. Apply 10 wraps of Lead-free wire for weight.
Step One
2. Clip 15-20 Marabou fibers from the side of a quill. Attach the fibers directly above the barb on the shank. The length of the tail should be about 2 1/2 times the hook length or 1" to 1 1/4" long.
Step Two
3. Attach a piece of short shuck to the tail tie-in position. Then attach a soft hackle by the tip, sized for the hook.
Step Three
4. Wrap the shuck forward about 9 wraps, securing just behind the eye.
Step Four
5. Wrap the hackle forward about 4 wraps, also securing behind the eye. Whip Finish. Step Five

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