Tying the Rivet

Tying the Rivet
Tying the Rivet
Step 1: Clamp a debarbed Mustad 34007 hook, size 4, in the vise. I prefer debarbed hooks because of the number of fish we release. Wrap the rear half of the shank with white flat-waxed tying thread. (By Steve Kantner)Steve Kantner
Tying the Rivet
Tying the Rivet
Step 2: Tie-in two clumps of light brown Craft Fur just ahead of the hook bend. Now grab a hank of silver holographic or pearlescent Angel Hair by both ends and "hook" the middle over the wing butts. Lock in place with additional wraps of your tying thread before coating the wraps with Flexament. Use a permanent marker to apply vertical stripes.Steve Kantner
Tying the Rivet
Tying the Rivet
Step 3: Use your scissors to snip a pinch of fur from a white rabbit skin. Tie-in the fur just ahead of the wing butts.Steve Kantner
Tying the Rivet
Tying the Rivet
Step 4: Snip a pinch of brown rabbit fur and repeat Step 3. Tie-in the second collar just ahead of the first. Collar number two should measure approximately two-thirds the length of the first one. Coat the thread wraps with Flexament.Steve Kantner
Tying the Rivet
Tying the Rivet
Step 5: Using several pinches of gray deer hair, spin a small conical head. Add a drop of Flexament between each application and after tying-off the thread. Once the head cement dries, remove the fly from the vise and trim the head to shape.Steve Kantner