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    Stephen Procter - YAMP (yet another midge pupa)

    YAMP

    Daiichi 1270 , size 12
    Thread:Medium brown 10/0 flat for abdomen
       Dark brown 8/0 flat for thorax/head
    Abdomen overwrap:Window insulation shrink
       wrap plastic
    Rib#1:Medium silver mylar tinsel
    Rib#2:Small pearl mylar tinsel
    Abdomen:Tying thread
    Thorax/head:Switch to dark brown tying thread
    Wing buds:Brown Swiss Straw(Raffene) - tied
       in as a long enough,doubled,thin strip close
       to the the head point & then covered ,beneath
       the hook shank,back to the bottom of
       thorax.Then both ends are folded forward
       toward the hook eye and covered over once
       again with thread back up to the head point.
       Think of a reverse "Z" configuration for the
       fold sequence.
       The breather material is tied in on top of the
       shank as this last forward thread covering is
       wound forward.
    Breathers:Medium brown polypropylene fibres
    Legs/thorax cover:Very sparse amount of Lustre
       Plus in colour Brown

       ...After winding on the dubbed thorax cover/legs
       ,pull the wing buds back,tie them at the thorax
       top only,using 2 or 3 wraps,then tie off in front
       of the breathers and behind the hook eye.
        Clip the breathers,the top of the thorax,the wing
       buds,and the few leg fibres to appropriate lengths.
       Cover the trimmed thorax cover with a few coats
       of a vinyl cement and then cement the tie-off behind
       the hook eye.Finally,shrink the abdomen wrap with
       a hair dryer.

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