The Ozy Streamer
Photo and Text by Ron Williams
|Hook||Mustad 9672, size 10|
|Thread||Uni-Thread 6/0, black|
|Body||Emerald green Uni-Floss|
|Hackle||Black cock hackle|
|Rib||Oval gold tinsel|
Start the thread just behind the hook and lay a bed of thread to the
2) Tie in the red wool for the tail and trim equal to the hook gap in length.
3) Tie in a section of oval gold tinsel, and a length of dark green silk behind the red wool.
4) Tie in the lead wrapping it in close wraps forwards and bring the tying thread forward to two hook eye widths behind the eye.
5) Wind the green floss forward to the thread, creating a smooth, tapered body. Tie off and trim the excess.
6) Spiral wrap the gold tinsel ribbing 6 wraps at the butt and then at equal spaces (6 wraps) forward to the thread, tie off and trim.
7) Clip a small bundle of kangaroo hair, carefully remove the underfur (for use later as dubbing) so the tips remain relatively aligned, then tie in on top of the hook so the tips extend just past the tip of the tail. Pinch the bundle in place as you trim the butts.
8) Trim off forward section of kangaroo fur, tie in one black cock hackle giving three or four turns making up the hackle head, tie off and trim.
9) Build a smooth, tapered head with the tying thread, whip finish and cement well.
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