How to Tie White River Arkansas Beadhead
What You’ll Need
TMC 2457/2488H Size 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
7/64 tungsten in gold, copper (for #12)
Dubbing: Wapsi Rabbit Dubbing “Natural”
Flashabou “10% Thinner” (micro) Pearl
Unithread 6/0 (#8,10,12,14) or 8/0 (#16) Rusty Dun or Tan
Put bead on the hook.
Dress hook with thread. Make sure to go to the bend.
Tie in a single strand of Flashabou to the bend of the hook. (Note: If the Flashabou breaks off while fishing, cut it entirely off the fly. The pattern will still be effective.)
Twist dub an appropriate amount (this will vary according to the size you are tying) of dubbing directly to the thread. To create a tapered body, make sure that you twist the dubbing very thin at the top and bottom)
Create the body by wrapping the dubbing on the hook from the bend of the hook all the way to the bead.
Rib the body with the Flashabou to the eye of the hook.
Whip finish and go fishing!!!