Tying materials, with additional comments and
Partridge size 20 Jardine Living Nymph Hook
(tied backwards). Bob points out that Partridge
runs big, so this is more like a size 16
Uni-thread 8/0 Black
Stripped peacock herl strand and white peacock
herl strand (not albino, these are white ones).
Small hackle tips from dark or bronze dunn old
Indian cape. Slick back with flex seal
Porcupine guard hairs heat-crimped to shape.
Bob told me that the legs are the most difficult
part of this pattern.
Tips of 'not quite quill' porcupine quills.
Quills that are more than guard hairs, less than
quills, and that do not have sharp points.
Heat-curled a bit.
Porcupine tip of fine quill
Melted mono. Melt with blue part of butane
lighter flame so they don't soot up. Red sharpie
BACK: Mini gray
ostrich herl tied at the base of the wings and
after all else is complete, pull forward and tie
off behind the eyes, then slick it down with
Continuation of porcupine quill used for stinger
folded back and forth above and below eyes, tied
after each fold.