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Pheasant tail... take about 5-6 fibers and tie a knob... to form the legs

Pheasant tail... 2 fibers for the antenna

Black colour or matching colour thread..

2mm thks foam

3M Magic tape

matching Goose Biots for the tail

Marker

Black colour hard head cement for eye

Mustard 38941 size 10

 

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Cut a pcs of foam about 5-8 mm width depend on your hook size....

 

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Measure the foam and fold to hook length

 

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Cut a V at the foam at the folding area

 

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Hook tru at the folded point

 

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Thread on hook

 

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Tie down at the fold point

 

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Selected the right biot for tail, and cut 2 of it...

 

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Tie a small tail at the foam

 

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Put in the biots tail...

 

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Tie down the biots

 

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Tie down foam... make about 3 round and slowly apply tension on each turn...

 

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Roll the line back to the hook and make a few turn...

 

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Tighten the line on the hook...

 

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Bring the line back to foam and make about 3 turn... slowly apply additional tension on each turn...

 

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Go back to hook again and repeat the same step like before...

 

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these step are to secure the foam so it will not roll on the hook...

 

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Go back to foam again and repeat the same steps...

 

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Apply extra tension and create taper body...

 

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This is how the abdomen of cricket should look..

 

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Tie in the legs...

 

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Apply colour on the foam... with marker

 

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Cut the wing from 3M magic tape...

 

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Tie down the wing

 

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tie in the extra fibers fro the legs on both side..

 

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tie the foam to the near the hook eye...

 

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split the foam..

 

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Foam split to half and ready to receive the antenna...

 

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Tie in the antenna...

 

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fold the foam over..

 

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Tie down the foam and form the head of the cricket...

 

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Tie down the foam to create the thorax...

 

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Trim the extra foam...

 

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Colour it...

 

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Dot the eye with Loon outdoor's black hard head cement

 

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Trim the fiber... ( legs )

 

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Cricket V3 is ready...

 

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You may use dark brown or black colour foam to tie different colour cricket or just simply play with colour markers...

 

Cheers... happy tying....

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Dron ,for putting a copy in the SBS, now I know I'll be able to find it when I want. You trully are an asset to the forum as Fred said! :thumbsup:

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Thanks for putting this up, it is fantastic. Gonna have to place an order and try to tie this.

 

Wes

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:headbang:

That is an awesome piece of work!!!

Thanks for taking the time to prepare and post that!

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Very nice dronlee . Though only a handful have posted , I know many of the tiers here appreciate your efforts in putting together this fine SBS and posting it here.You are an awesome tier my friend.

Fred

 

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