MATERIAL: Gamakatsu B10s 1/0, UTC 140, Flashabou, EP fibers, Rooster saddle, Bucktail, Tulip Glitter, Eyes, Palmer Chenille.
Attach the thread and tie in 6-8 strands of flash.
Add a small clump of bucktail.
Tie in a saddle feather on each side of the fly.
Add another small clump of bucktail.
Tie in 2 more saddle feathers on each side of the fly.
Add some palmer chenille work it forward 3-4 turns.
Another clump of bucktail but tie this on in reverse, hollow-fleye style.
Jim uses a EP brush here, I didn't have one so this is EP Fibers trimmed to about 3cm with a little wing flash spun up into a brush.
Wrap the brush forward and sweep back the fibers as you go.
Add the Tulip Diamond Glitter and work in back with a tooth pick to form the head. This stuff is a little messy and takes a while to dry. You can add the eyes now. I like to wait until it sets up and use super glue and some Loon Flow to secure them.
This is after it's dried for a few hours. The head built out of the fabric paint lets the fly keep it's shape, pushes water and gives it a little more kick on the strip.