Tie the Willie Gunn Templedog
Follow Stuart Foxall’s step-by-step dressing
PHOTOGRAPHY: PETER GATHERCOLE
Wind the oval gold tinsel up through the hackle turns, locking them in place. Secure the loose end then remove the waste tinsel and hackle stem. 7
Having completed the tag with the yellow floss, catch in a tail of yellow Fluoro Fibre. Catch in a strand of dyed-black ostrich herl and wind on a few touching turns. 2
Take hold of the badger hackle by its base then wind it over both sections of the body in evenly spaced turns. When wound, secure the base of the hackle stem with tying thread. 6
Fix the plastic tube on the tube mount then run on the tying thread. Apply turns of lead foil at the front, then wind on a tag of oval gold tinsel at the rear. Catch in a length of yellow Glo-brite floss and apply close turns. 1
3 With the herl butt in place secure the loose end and trim off the waste. Take a length of holographic tinsel or braid and length of oval gold tinsel and catch them in immediately in front of the ostrich.
5 Inset: Wind touching turns of the gold tinsel up to the lead wire then secure and remove the loose end. Apply a pinch of black dubbing. Main picture: Wind the dubbing in close turns to form the front half of the body. Leave space at the front of the tube.
8 Take a slim bunch of orange fox and catch it in so that it projects over the front of the tube, then add in a few lengths of gold Angel Hair.
Select a dyed-yellow badger hackle and prepare it by stroking the fibres back from its tip. Catch the hackle in by its tip, then wind the thread up to the lead foil. 4