Press the barb of the hook to slide the bead. Thread the abdomen. Set the beads firmly with some thread so these don´t move. Use the vise to lock them tightly on the other side.
Tie and cut the thread at the front. Lock the beads at the back with thread. Leave some space between the beads so some dubbing fits in later.
Thread some ultra fine dubbing and carefully place it between the beads.
No additional weighing is needed with these beads.
Use a wire brush to softly take some hair out so the fly has a halo, an important aspect in pupae.
Tie the Hungarian partridge feather hackle with 2 or 3 turns so the abdomen isn’t covered and doesn’t lose its leg moves.
Prepare the two hen feathers. These should be a bit shorter than the abdomen.
Tie the two feathers, these should remain flat at the sides of the abdomen, slightly pointing down. Shape the thorax with two turns of dubbing (hare´s ear or Davy Wotton Squirrel Dubbing, Antron on this one adds more transparency).
Tie the finish knot. Use permanent marker to paint the head brown. Loosen some thorax hair with the brush so as to give life to the fly in the water.
M.M. Translucent Pupa is now ready for an unforgettable afternoon.