Mirage 2

Tie the Mirage is very simple, just you have to be careful to use a feather with all the fibers intact otherwise you cannot get the a imitation with the body and the tails perfect. Because the CDC is a precious material, I was wondering how I could use the imperfect feathers to tie the Mirage. I tho View more...
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Mirage 2
List of materials
Thread: 8/0 Hook grub size 14/16/18/20 Body and wings: A CDC hackle
Steps

Step 1

Take a CDC feather and strain the fibers towards the tip.

Fly tying - Mirage 2 - Step 1

Step 2

Tie the feather on a hook grub, so get an extended body.

Fly tying - Mirage 2 - Step 2

Step 3

Holding the hackle from the tip, I strain the fibers along the feather quill making them converge with those who exceed from where the extended body is tied.

Fly tying - Mirage 2 - Step 3

Step 4

Trim the excess of the feather.

Fly tying - Mirage 2 - Step 4

Step 5

Hold up in vertical the fibers of the wings, and tie it with a few ''eight cross'' turns of thread.

Fly tying - Mirage 2 - Step 5

Step 6

Tie the head of the fly

Fly tying - Mirage 2 - Step 6

Step 7

Trim the fibers in excess from the wings.

Fly tying - Mirage 2 - Step 7

Step 8

Fly finished

Fly tying - Mirage 2 - Step 8

Step 9

Mirage 2 spent

Fly tying - Mirage 2 - Step 9

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