This is my pattern that I've developed over a couple years. I'm tying tonight to fill a box I'm donating to a fundraiser this weekend. It's called the Chromewrecker.
  1. Start by laying a thread base on a 35-40 mm articulated shank.
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  2. Add a loop (5.5" before folded) of 30 lb Fireline, this is where the hook gets added at the end (loop to loop connection).
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  3. Tie a fat dubbing ball. This is three colors of STS dubbing blended.
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  4. Add 5-7 grizzly hackle feathers spaced around the shank.
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  5. Dub a body and add some Krystal flash.
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  6. Spin a big, fluffy dubbing ball from Arctic Fox or Finn Raccoon.
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  7. Add a bunch of contrasting grizzly rooster hackle.
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  8. Collar a Gadwall, Mallard, or Guinea feather.
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  9. Tie off, add head cement and attach a hook to the back loop.
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  10. Pat yourself on the back and then go swing up some fuckin 💯 chromers. Catch and release wild steelhead.
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