Note - to help foam last longer, some sort
of cement can be used. I prefer Sally Hanson's
Hard as Nails.
1. Start thread at eye and wrap back to just
past the halfway point.
2. Tie in mallard flank to create tail and
wrap to above the barb. Then pull mallard
flank to correctly size the tail.
3. Wrap thread back towards eye and trim
excess mallard flank. Also, leave enough room
behind eye to create a bulky thorax.
4. Tie in a thin strip of razor foam for thorax.
5. Using Adams gray superfine dubbing, dub a bulky thorax.
6. Pull razor foam over thorax to create
wing case and tie off. Trim excess foam.
7. Whip finish a small head.