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- Tie in your thread using Jam knot. Finish thread base 1/4 inch from hook eye.
- Using a 5 inch cut piece of brass wire lay the brass flush and parallel to hook shank, then with two loose wraps begin to tie it in. To keep the body somewhat flush try to keep the wire on top of the hook shank all the way to the hook bend where the wire will end. Continue wrapping to secure the brass wore as seen in photo 2. Wrap forward to just in front of start of brass wire tie in.
- Wrap the wire forward by hand until you meet your hanging thread. The trick is to keep constant pressure on the wire and wrap slightly behind the previous wrap laid. This will give you the nice uniform presentation and eliminate any gaps between each wire wrap. Tie in the wire with 4-5 tight wraps and then twist to remove excess.
- Cut off 3-4 inches of peacock herl. Using the thicker butt end tie in the herl so that 3 inches or so remains. Wrap thread forward to just behind eye.
- Wrap the hero forward by hand or carefully with hackle pliers upon itself until you feel like you have a large enough tuft of herl.
- Whip finish and apply head cement with needle.