Fur strips .... they come in all sorts of colors. I am OK with all of them as long it´s black ;-)
- after laying a short thread base tie in the zonkerstrip opposite the hook point
dub the thread - color, material etc. is really up to you
the pic shows claret seals fur
dubbing front to back and ribbing with the thread makes the fly more sturdy
lay the furstrip over the dubbed body and secure behind the hook eye
Basically the fly is done. However, it looks a bit boring so I added a few "things".
Be creative and do what looks good to you - or leave it as it is at that stage.
"head" add ons
I like long soft hackle collars on such flies - tie in by the tip and wind around.
The feather shown is from the poor lagopus I "met" in 2014.
read the story here
For kicks I covered the head with peacock herl.
I like rather "thick" heads on streamers.
I have not used any weight. I rather fish a sinking line or use splitshot on the leader. That leaves me the choice on how deep I want to fish the fly. Weighted or not -- if on needs to go down the fly is never heavy enough anyway. However, if one is after a natural presentation on a sinktip or intermediate line a weighted fly can be too heavy.
I have some streamers with tungsten heads though. The tying is pretty similar for those, just that the hook is pierced through the fur strip so it ride upside down.
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