Neatly tie an antron strap up to the hook bend. You can replace antron with yellow marabou fibers or fibers from the feather to use for the hackle (the spongy part is good). This is good for slow waters and below tree branches.
Tie a long yellow CDC feather. It´s important to use a thick raquis, and correct length feather so as to shape the abdomen. The CDC feathers come in several sizes and purposes. Take the feather by its thicker tip with a hackle pliers and wrap it around itself, as we do the same with the hook shank. The feather should make an abdomen that covers half the shank. Trim the loose feather fibers, I tend to leave them because they give life to the fly but the picture shows no fibers so it´s clearer. View more...
With a 0,10 mm (max.) monofilament make a loop and tie it firmly up to the abdomen. It shoud not be more than 6 cm high so the loop remains tidy when we wrap the feather, and turn it without losing tension.
Select a quality saddle hackle feather, dyed bright yellow, with long fibers. The hackle will resemble the legs and wings, if it´s longer it´s better. The left side of the feather should be tidier and thin, the most colorful side should point towards us. The concave part points to the back and down when we tie the feather on the loop.
Hold the loop tight with your index finger and wrap the feather. Make a half a turn and hold the feather with your thumb and middle finger of your left hand, as you grab it again and do another turn with the right hand. If the raquis is too dry, wet it with warm water to loosen it a bit.
Tie the feather upwards and then downwards, tying it with the thread when you get to the hook shank. We should get a hackle on the loop, 1 mm longer than the thorax.
Tie an Evazote strap of 3 mm. Eva foam if not or even with yellow dubbing, to make the thorax. Firmly tie the foam until setting it on the abdomen, lifting and combing the hackle towards the back as we keep the loop tight.
Shape the thorax with two foam turns, tying it at the back of the hook eye and trimming.
Holding the loop tight, comb the hackle to the back, set it on the thorax neatly and making a 180° shape.
Tie the monofilament, first to the front and then to the back, and trim. Some cianoacrylate is highly recommended.
Finally, paint some brown marks with permanent marker. The MM Chiloporter Emerger is now ready to give us surprises.