Hook: Size 8-12 wet fly
Thread: Fluorescent pink
Weight: 3mm gold bead
Tail: Coral pink marabou
Tag: Pearl tinsel strands
Body: Peach Lite-Brite
Hackle: Coral pink marabou
1 Slide the gold bead over the hook-point before fixing the hook in the vice. Run on the tying thread, carrying it down the shank in touching turns.
2 Continue applying turns until the thread has reached the bend. That done, take four or five strands of fine, pearl tinsel and catch them in.
3 Fold the tinsel back to form an open loop. Secure the loose end with a couple of thread turns then, using a needle-point, reduce the loop size.
4 Once the loop is approximately a quarter of an inch long, remove the needle and secure. Next, catch in a slim tuft of marabou to form the tail.
5 Using tight thread wraps over the waste ends of the marabou, secure the tail in place. Take a pinch of peach Lite-Brite and apply it to the tying thread.
6 Dub on the Lite-Brite to form a chunky rope. Wind it from the tail-base to a point halfway along the hook shank, to form the rear half of the body.
7 Cast off the tying thread with a whip finish then push the bead hard up against the body. Run on the thread and catch in a few, slim marabou fibres.
8 Take a second pinch of peach Lite-Brite and dub it on to the tying thread. Starting just in front of the bead apply the Lite-Brite in close turns.
9 Stop the Lite-Brite just before the eye then fold the marabou fibres back. Spread the fibres around the sides of the body to create a collar hackle.
10 With the marabou hackle fibres in position build a small head and cast off the thread with a whip finish. Apply a drop of clear varnish to the head.