Let's start with a picture of what we want to achieve and then take it from the start.
|I hope that my "nice and tidy" fly tying corner doesn't scare you off|
If you have access to Partridge CS11GRS I would suggest that you use this hook and put it in the vice. Not size 6 though (it's unfortunately the only size I have left now). I have used size 8 most and would suggest using 8-12 if you are fishing in medium to large waters. Otherwise just make it smaller if you wish. I think that it would do good in small streams too if used in smaller sizes. Use black thread of your own choice (I use UNI 8/0). Make even turns back to where the barb is. This is important if you use the suggested hook since it is like something that has teflon on it. It's easy to get things you want to tie in spinning around the hook.
Use a stacker to even out a small bunch of bright red calf tail fibres. Be sure to tye them in even turns all the way to a point of c:a 5 mm or 1/5 of an inch from the hook eye and cut the stubs in an angle backwards preparing for the wing.
Tye in a good piece of plastic golden mylar. Start tying from the end where you cut the tail stubs and go all the way back to the tail and then continue back to where you started. Be careful so that you tye in the mylar streched and taught (I use my left hand to grab the hook and the right making one turn at the time). It's clearly visible that it's tied taught since you can see the wraps and the rigs of the tying thread.
I use this type of squirrel tail to make the wing. Just a thin bunch and I like them stacked to. Probably it will be neccessary to make some turns under the wing to get it to stand up in the right angle.
Now it's time to change tying thread. I use clear mono thread. It's very strong. First I tie it in and thereafter I give it drop of laquer (superglue would probably be better) and leave it to dry.
Meanwhile I prepare a pretty good bunch of olive deer hair. I start with trying to get rid of most of the difficult hair on the skin using a comb. Time for stacking again and now I'm pretty pedantic even though I don't enjoy using deer hair. It's an avesome material for certain flies but I just don't fancy it; period.
Hold the bunch of deer hair parallell with the hook shank (I cut some of the stubs off at this time) and make two loose turns of the thread just at the place the mylar tinsel was tied in. Pull firmly straight downwards and be prepared to wrap some extra turns to make the head of the fly. It should look something like the picture below. I also use a permanent marker to get a black whip finish to end the tying of THE INCREDIBLE HULK.
Actually the fly is not finished yet. I usually fish with it a few times and hopefully catch a few trout. Then I trim the head and skirt (that's what I call the two parts made up of deer hair) again to suit my preferences. Finally a couple of photos from my tying corner.
Now go to one of your favorite fly fishing spots which hold pretty big trout or grayling and give THE INCREDIBLE HULK a chance. I can almost assure you that you won't be disappointed. HAVE FUN!!!