You can tye this fly on any standard dry fly hook in sizes 12 down 18 are the best.First start by putting the hook in your vise and start the thread.For this one this one I am using 8/0 black uni thread and tying on a size 12 Mustad dry fly hook. Note the start position of the thread I always start my thread here to set my wings by doing so will keep your wings a consistent hight and will prevent you from crowding the head.
Next choose a nice lemon wood duck feather strip all the fuzz off the bottom half till you are left with the nice even tips.
Now stroke all the fibers together to prepare to tye in.
Once you are done making a nice little bundle of fibers it's time to measure your wing up and tye it in. Leave the tips of the feather hang out past the hook eye 3/16ths to 1/4 of an inch.
After you have tied the wing in with a few secure wraps trim the waste and finish neatly tying it in.
Now it's time to get the wing standing upright.This is accomplished by grasping the wing and pulling it straight up and wrapping your tying thread in front of the wing . This creates a small dam of thread which helps to hold the fibers up.
Now that you have your wing standing up it is time to separate the fibers to create two wings.By pulling the wing fibers into two some what even bunches . Pass your tying thread between them using the figure 8 method. This will keep them separated into two wings.
Once you have your wings divided wrap your thread in nice even wraps towards the bend , stop your thread between the barb and the point of the hook.
It's time to tye in the tail good stiff tailing hackle is imperative to get that nice straight tail.I have started using Coq De Leon it comes in an array of colors and provides a nice stiff hackle for tailing dry flies.On this fly I used a dark dun Coq feather and it matches up pretty nice with the hackle I used to tye this fly. Take your feather and pull off enough fibers to create a nice tail.