The Ghost Whisperer

The Ghost Whisperer

The Ghost Whisperer

By Al Quattrocchi Materials Hook: Mustad S74SZ-34011, No. 4
Eyes: Black Dazl Eyes, 532-ounce
Thread: Clear mono
Legs: Bonefish-pink Loco Legs, with one white hackle splayed on each side
Body: White wool, two-tone peachy-pink crosscut rabbit-flesh strips and orange poly yarn
Tail: White poly yarn
Finish: Tuffleye and pearlescent Sally Hansen Diamond Strength nail polish
The Ghost Whisperer

The Ghost Whisperer

Step 1: Begin by securing the eyes two-thirds of the way back on a long-shank Mustad S74SZ-34011 hook. Start tying in a small clump of white wool at the bend of the hook. Pull the ends of the wool to create a taper prior to securing the material onto the hook.
The Ghost Whisperer

The Ghost Whisperer

Step 2: Invert fly. After removing the hide, add a small tuft of two-tone peachy-pink rabbit. Use a bodkin to split fibers so they¿re distributed evenly on both sides of the hook point.
The Ghost Whisperer

The Ghost Whisperer

Step 3: Add another sparse clump of white wool over the rabbit, reverse the hook and add two pink Loco Legs to each side.
The Ghost Whisperer

The Ghost Whisperer

Step 4: Finish the head section by tying in two white hackles on each side of the fly, and coat all wraps with Tuffleye or epoxy.
The Ghost Whisperer

The Ghost Whisperer

Step 5: From this point on, tie all materials on the underside of the shank. Begin with another sparse tuft of wool.
The Ghost Whisperer

The Ghost Whisperer

Step 6: Add peachy-pink rabbit (after removing the hide). Flare out the rabbit with your fingers before securing.
The Ghost Whisperer

The Ghost Whisperer

Step 7: Continue working toward the eye of the hook by adding another small piece of wool, then some orange poly yarn. From here, continue with wool, rabbit and then wool.
The Ghost Whisperer

The Ghost Whisperer

Step 8: Finish the fly by tying in some white poly yarn Merkin-style, by crossing the thread in a figure eight. Trim the tail to an angle. Tie off and trim the underbody of the fly. Coat with Tuffleye or five-minute epoxy under and around the eye. Finish with Sally Hansen Diamond Strength pearlescent nail polish over Tuffleye or epoxy. You¿re ready to go.