|The Spinster by George Glazener|
|Step 1.||Slide the swivel over the hook to bend behind eye and tie off.|
|Step 2.||Rough hook shank with file and wrap with thread. Wrap several turns of .035 diameter lead wire 1/4 inch behind swivel and coat with super glue or Flexcement. Note: Weight is used to induce jigging action – not for depth control.|
|Step 3.||Wrap thread to bend of hook and attach two pairs of saddle hackle, curving outward. Add a few strands of Crystal Flash and enough bucktail to form a skirt. Trim butts flush with the lead wraps. Cement.|
|Step 4.||To form Body: wrap the butt ends of the skirt with a double layer of Crystal Flash and coat with super glue, Softex or similar coating.|
|Step 5.||Attach a medium bunch of bucktail to extend slightly beyonnd the bend of hook.|
|Step 6.||Turn hook over and tie in a small bunch of bucktail. Repeat this process to achieve a baitfish profile. The combined bucktail should be the same amount top and bottom.|
|Step 7.||Build a tapered head, whip finish and attach the stick-on eyes. Coat head with 5-minute epoxy. Rotate fly until epoxy sets.|
|Step 8.||When the epoxy has cured, darken the top of the head with a gray marking pen. Attach thread and secure the swivel in place. Cement.|
|Step 9.||Coat spinner blade with epoxy and sprinkle with glitter. Attach blade to swivel with split ring.|
1. Install the swivel by using a 1-1/2 inch length of 1/8 inch ID tubing of brass or composite material to force the swivel over the hook point by tapping on the tube.
2. When tying in flash, cut 1-1/4 times length, stagger the ends and tie one end to desired length, folding the short end over the top.
3. To tie a thin but broad (deep girthed) shad pattern, tie only small to moderate clumps of materials on top and bottom of hook shank. Add flash or hackle to the sides. Note: tying instructions remain the same for all the Spinster Patterns.