Hook: #14, #16, #18 dry fly hook
Thread: Black 8/0
Wire: 6 to 8 wraps .015" lead
Tail: 6 to 8 mallard flank fibers (natural or dyed), tied in short, about 2/3 length of shank
Body: Natural peacock herl rope; 2 or 3 strands depending on hook size.
Bristle: Palmered grizzly hackle, trimmed close to the herl to give a spiky or bristly effect.
Note: The peacock herl rope (2 or 3 strands twisted together) and grizzly hackle are tied in at the back of the hook, as you would with a woolly worm or woolly bugger. Wrap the peacock herl rope to just behind the eye and tie off. Then wrap the grizzly hackle to the same point and tie off. Clip the hackle so it sticks out about 1/16th to 1/8th inch.