A general purpose nymph that uses goose biots for the tail and wing, and peacock herl for the body. Gold ribbing helps to simulate a segmented body while adding flash. A hen hackle collar with the fibers stroked towards the bottom of the fly complete the pattern.
Place the hook in the vise and wind on close turns of lead wire to form the weighted underbody. Secure the thread behind the eye and run the thread along the shank, over the underbody, to the start of the bend.
Tie in 2 biots to form a split tail the length of one hook gap. Cover the tag ends of the biots, then return the thread to the start of the bend.
Tie in the ribbing material and peacock herls for the body. Wrap the thread towards the eye of the hook. Leave enough room to form a head.
Form a dubbing rope by gently twisting the peacock herls together, then wrap them along the shank to form the body. Tie off and snip the excess.
Wrap the tinsel taking even spaced turns in the opposite direction to form the rib. Tie off and snip the excess.
Tie in the 6 to 10 hen hackle barbs on either side of the body. Secure and snip off the excess.
Tie in 2 biots to form the wing, position the biots so their tips run the length of the body. Secure and snip off the excess.
Form a small head with thread, whip finish and apply head cement.