Hook: Size 8-10 wet-fly Thread: Pink 140 denier or fluorescent Glo-Brite floss Bead: 3.2mm metallic red Legs: Pink Super Stretch Floss Body: Both sections – pink fluorescent Glo-Brite floss
Take a 3.2mm metal bead – either brass or tungsten. Make a loop in a length of stiff nylon or yarn and thread it through the bead.
Take a length of pink Super Stretch Floss that is at least twice the combined length of a front and back leg and thread it through the loop.
Draw the nylon loop back through the bead pulling the floss with it. If it catches in the bead, stretch the floss slightly to reduce its diameter.
Pull the loop of floss until the bead reaches its midpoint. Insert the hook point into the bead through its smallest hole.
Work the bead and floss around the hook bend then fix the hook in the vice. Adjust the floss so that all four of the ends are of equal length.
With the bead positioned halfway along the shank draw the front two ends of the floss away from the eye and then run on the tying thread.
Wind the thread down to the bead and then back to the eye this time over the lengths of floss. Build up the front of the body with thread layers.
Cast off the thread at the eye then reattach it behind the bead. Use close thread turns to secure the rear lengths of the floss to the shank.
Build up the rear body section with thread before casting it off. Trim the legs to length then apply coats of clear varnish to the body.