Start by tying a bundle of SF Midnight. Then tie a red bundle below it. Bend it towards the back, and take the thread to the SF so we get the correct inclination.
Add more bundles below and on top to make the tail, which we then trim. The picture shows a good side silhouette.
Take a long-fiber red marabou feather and tie it by its tip.
As if it were a hackle, comb the marabou feather towards the hook bend and wrap it neatly, making sure to comb the fibers as we tie it, so it has an elegant inclination.
Place the eyes. These can be lead, bronze or plastic according to the water and techniques we will use.
Tie a black Mirror Image bundle at each side (not crossed as on the original Toads).
Bend each strap towards the back and tie bundles at each side towards the eyes of the fly. The picture shows the sides with no trimming.
Trim the sides so that the fly, seen from below, has an important and flat silhouette; ideal to resemble catfish. The picture shows the fly seen from the top.