Tying McVay's Gotcha

Tying McVay's Gotcha

Tying McVay's Gotcha

Step 1: Wrap the thread in a tight bundle to form a base for the eyes about one-third of the way down the shank of the hook. Tie in the eyes and secure them using a series of figure-eight wraps. Wrap the thread around the eyes a few times and glue them so they won't turn on the shank. Wrap the thread in a loose spiral down the shank to the bend and back to the eyes.Scott Leon
Tying McVay's Gotcha

Tying McVay's Gotcha

Step 2: Attach eight to 10 strands of pearl Krystal Flash on top of the shank directly behind the eyes by wrapping the thread over the flash down to the bend. Trim the flash so that it extends about one full shank length beyond the bend to form a tail.Scott Leon
Tying McVay's Gotcha

Tying McVay's Gotcha

Step 3: At the bend of the hook, tie in the pearl Diamond Braid, secure, and then wrap the thread back in front of the eyes. Wind the Diamond Braid forward to the eyes, keeping constant tension on it so that it's even along the entire shank. Wrap the braid around the eyes in a figure-eight pattern, secure just in front of them, and trim off.Scott Leon
Tying McVay's Gotcha

Tying McVay's Gotcha

Step 4: Turn the fly over in the vise and tie in a small bundle of craft fur in front of the eyes. Make sure it's long enough to reach the end of the flash tail.Scott Leon
Tying McVay's Gotcha

Tying McVay's Gotcha

Step 5: Finally, tie in six to eight pearl Krystal Flash fibers just in front of the craft fur and trim to the same length. Form an even but fairly bulky head with the thread, then whip-finish and glue.Scott Leon