Insert the plastic tube in the Eumer tube. Use a blue fire flame to heat up the plastic tube on the thin side of the metallic tube, this will avoid the plastic tube from loosening or moving. Do it slowly without sealing the plastic tube hole. Place the fly and then tie the thread.
Make a hackle with the dubbing and loosen some hair to add life and transparency.this should stay on the plastic tube. It lifts the wings and gives better size and movements to the fly. Use bright dubbing or one with thick fibers if you do not have STS.
Tie the fox hair and on top of it tie the rabbit strap. The rabbit wing is tied over the other one.
Tie the saddle feather by the tip, comb the fibers towards the back and shape a regular streamer hackle. 6 turns are enough. Thick hackles don’t move very well, thin translucent ones are more attractive.
Tie the back with fox hair and then the side saddles. Some cianoacrylate on the dry saddle tips makes them easier to tie without turning. Tie on the raquis and over the fibers at the same time, as if the saddle tip was cut in a triangular shape.
Add some jungle cock. It’s optional but it makes the fly more elegant.
Take the fly out and trim the tube, use the lighter flame to make another bump that will avoid the cone from slipping. You can practice this with another tube, vertically is easier and more tidy. Gravity will help us make perfect bumps.
The Hot Perch is finished.