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Materials; Snowshoe Hares feet natural and died Olive, Dyneema or similar GSP thread, Material clip, hare dubbing, Partridge SLD Dry Fly Hook #8 - 16
Set the hook in the vice and attach the thread. Make sure to stop at the hook point.
Take a clump of guard hair from the snowshoe hare foot. Choose colour to your liking to match the hatch.
Bring the thread back towards the front and stop at roughly half way on the hook shank. Wax the thread.
Touch-dub the thread with fine chopped hares hair dubbing.
Cover the hook shank with the dubbed thread.
Bring the thread back to the front by segmenting the dubbed body.
Tie in a clump of guard hair from the hares foot with the tips of the fibres pointing forwards over the hook eye.
Split the thread and insert a bunch of guard hair in between. Distribute the fibres as even as possible. Twist the thread to form a hackle brush with the trapped fibres. This technique is know as split thread dubbing loop.
Wind this dubbing or better said 'hackle loop' thread around the hook - start behind the wing.
Continue winding on the 'hackle' in front of the wing towards the hook eye.
Finish the fly with several half hitches. Snip off the thread.
The finished fly! The result... a super 'buggy' looking fly which floats very well. The silhouette of this pattern is very convincing, look at its shadow!
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