Step 1: Choose the streamer hook of your choice. Mine is a Daiichi 2460 size 1/0 for this fly. After securing the thread (Lagartun 100 D in white) start with the thread about the same distance behind the eye as the hook gape. Tie in a clump of buck tail (I typically use white, gray, yellow or natural). Using X-wraps tie to the back of the hook and back forward leaving a small head of hair flared out (this will help the flashabou in the next step move around better).
Step 3: Tie in another clump of buck tail on the top of the hook, this time leaving the head a little bigger (as you would with a Zoo Cougar or similar fly). You should now have enough room for one more clump of buck tail behind the eye.
Step 5: Trim the head flat on the bottom and taper the head back a little (sculpin style)... not too much or too perfect, this isn't meant to be fished on the surface!
Now get off your computer and go fishing!
Capt. Matt Zudweg guides on Michigan's Muskegon River for Smallmouth Bass, Trout and Steelhead. Check out his guide service at www.zflyfishing.com
Matt also owns www.boneyardflygear.com and www.carvedfish.com