New To Flyfishing! in Beginner's Corner Posted August 6, 2014 · Report reply It is in fact a jig head. Forgive me as I do not really know many of the terms. The body is made up of brown chenille i think (kind of like silky yarn, right?). I have no idea what a palmer hackle is. I understand that a hackle is a feather, but that is all. I used the jig head as it was in with the other fly tying materials that I acquired from my father. I wanted to add some weight, and get the fly down into the water column a little bit. I was really just bored and decided to throw something together with next to no research. I will continue putting new ones up. I will be going to a local fly store in the next week and picking up a couple more materials. I have a vice, pliers and scissors. I am thinking of investing in a bobbin or two. I have the book Simple Flies by Boyd Pfeiffer, that I will soon be combing to get a better idea of what I am doing. Thank you for all the feedback. I am sure going to try and fish this fly next time I go out after trimming that tail hackle though.