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- Preparing the mallard feather, remove the tips of the feather and align 3 fibres on each side for tails, a total of 6 fibres, use a bit of head cement to help with separating the tail fibres, 2 fibre for each tail.
- Put a extra short hook in the vise, add 3 or 4 turns of lead wire about 1 mm behind the hook eye and start thread, put only a few thread wraps on lead wire for security and continue to hook bend or barb.
- Tie in the mallard feather, pull all the fibres forward on the feather toward hook eye, except the tail and tie in feather with some tight thread wraps by the hook bend. Than pull all fibres back and tie down on same spot as the first tie in point.
- Add dubbing to thorax area and cover lead wire. Pull all mallard fibres forward to make the thorax cover and tie off with a few tight thread wrap, Now split the remaining mallard feather in equal half and push fibres backward and tie off. Whip finish and add a drop of head cement, the fly is complete.!