Founded 1994 by Armand Courchaine
Bills Body Braid Deadly Shiner (D.S.) or Goldie
Hook:Mustard # Size #6 - #16, Best on #8
Beads: Raymond Rumpf Tungston Beads: Gold
Fly Use: Gold Bead Silver Fly Use: Silver Bead Pearl Fly.
Use: Gold or Silver (Keep mylar same color as the bead) Copper Fly Use:
Copper Bead with gold mylar body
Bead To Hook Size Table:
#6 use 3/16 Bead,
#8 use 5/32 Bead,
#1O - #12 use 1/8" Bead,
#14 - #16 use 3/32" Bead
Tail and Veil: Bills Body Braid in gold,
silver, pearl or copper
Threads: Danville "A" fly master + unwaxed,
Unithread 6/0 white,
Unithread 6/0 fire orange
Mylar: Gold/Silver #14 - #12
Red Krystal Flash
Adhesive: "Quick Tite" super
1. Open the gap so the point is down slightly (Not necessary).
2. After snapping on the tungsten bead, wrap Danvilles "A"
unwaxed white thread behind the bead.
3. Whip finish & push into the bead to lock it in place
tightly. Apply a little "Quick Tite" to the thread in the rear
to bond it securely in place.
4. Tie in with white unithread 4 strands of Red Krystal flash extending
3/8" to l/2" past the bend of the hook.
5. Starting at the rear of the bead, tie in a doubled piece of Bills Body
Braid and run down the hook shank to the rear. Place 2 strands on top,
2 strands on the left side, 2 strands on the right side.
Length is 1 1/2 times the hook shank extending past the
bend of the hook. With a dubbing needle pick out the braid starting
at the rear and working back to the hook, unstranding the braid for
6. Tie in #12 or #14 mylar behind the bead, wrapping it
down to the rear and back up behind the bead. Place silver side up for
silver fly, gold side up for gold fly (Ex: Gold body braid with gold sided
mylar). Tie off white thread.
7. Start "Fire Orange" 6/0 uni thread behind the
bead and tie in 1 strand of Bills Body Braid tip end to extend slightly
longer than the hook. Fold over the remaining Braid & secure with
2-3 wraps. Trim the same length as first piece and slightly longer than
the hook. Rotate the fly and repeat applying the veil of body braid totally
around the hook, about 5 or 6 doubled sections around the fly body. Pick
out the braid with a dubbing needle, dividing the braid into single fibers.
8. Build a collar behind the bead with "Fire Orange"
6/0 unithread, whip finish, and coat with head cement.
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