Start with a worm hook.
Pick your bottom color and split it around the
Take your top color and tie it in. Also splitting
it so it folds back evenly.
Your going to end up trimming the fly, but as
your tying in your material you will
want to taper the fly in the
general spade shape.
Next tie in one more set of materials on the top
Fold back and build a mound of thread to make
the material hold back. Don't wrap on
to of the material because it will
make the fly have a flat profile.
Whip finish and remove from the vise.
Use some long blade scissors and
start trimming the fly
Add some eyes.
A black dot for a threadfin shad.
Chartreuse over white.
Ostrich, Marabou, Bucktail, and Ice Dub.
SBS coming soon.