Hook 1x long nymph hook. I'm using a size #16.
Thread Orange 8/0 Uni thread.
Bead Tungsten bead sized to your hook. I'm using a 2mm bead.
Tail Hares mask fibers.
Rib Gold wire or tinsel.
Body Underfur mixed with longer guard hair from a hares mask.
Thorax 2 strands of peacock herl.
Flashback Pearl tinsel.
Hackle Hungarian partridge, sized to the hook. Mine is dyed olive.
Tease out the fibers again.
Tie in 1 or 2 strands of peacock herl.
..and wrap the peacock forward to build a thorax.
Fold your flashback over your thorax, tie it off, and trim.
Select a feather with fibers no longer than the hook shank. Strip the fuzzy part from the bottom.
Grab the tip of the feather with hackle pliers and stroke back the fibers so they are standing on a 90 degree angle from the stem as shown.
Tie in the feather by the tip and trim. The convex side of the feather should be facing up, and the concave side should be facing the shank of the hook.
Grab the stem with a hackle pliers, and wrap about 1 and a half wraps.
Pull the stem fairly tight, and secure the butt end with your thread. Then trim the butt end of the hackle stem.
Stroke the hackle fibers back to seperate them all, then wrap a few tight wraps of thread.
Whip finish, trim your thread, and apply head cement.