From “The Way of a Trout with a Fly“ and “Nymph fishing for Chalk Stream Trout” by
G. E. M. Skues
Published by Adam and Charles Black Ltd.
1 Placing your hook say, a Limerick No. 16 - in your vice, begin whipping near
2 Whip nearly half way down the shank
3 Tie in here, with point towards head of hook, a bunch of six or eight fibres
of feather, of a suitable colour, regulating the length so that when the fibre is
bent over the eye of the hook and tied down there will be enough of the points left
to be pressed out on either side to represent the legs.
4 Then pass the silk under
the ends of the fibres of feather on the side of the