Hook: Mustad CK74S SS #1 Popper Hook
Thread: 3/0 Fl. Orange
Eyes: Painted Lead Medium
Rattle: Pyrex Mini (3mm)
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash
Wing: White Bucktail over Chartreuse Bucktail
Misc Material: Pearl Mylar tube (small), Clear Cure Goo Thin
Step 1: Attach thread just behind hook eye. Work thread past kink (since its a popper hook) then back to the middle of the kink. Tie in lead eyes with x-wraps. Apply touch of zap-a-gap or superglue.
Step 2: Continue with thread down hook shank until it is about 1/4-1/2 the way around the bend.
Step 3: Prepare rattle. To do this simply cut a 1" piece of mylar cord. Remove core. Tie off one end of empty mylar cord with mono thread or CCG epoxy. Slip rattle in.
Step 4: Coat rattle with CCG Thin and Cure. Once cure wipe down with alcohol to remove tack.
Step 5: Attach rattle onto hook about 1/2 down the bend of the shank. You may have to put a thread bump underneath rattle to hold it in the outward position like pictured below. Work thread back in front of eyes.
Step 6: Cut off small bunch of chartreuse bucktail from the hide. The closer to the tip of the bucktail the more soft the fiber. Softer fibers are preferred in this case. Tie down bucktail in front of eyes and a few wraps beyond the eyes if you like it cinched down good.
Step 7: Tie in 3-5 pieces of krystal flash pearl. I put the tie in krystal flash in the middle of its full length then bend it back over itself.
Step 7: Cut small hank of white bucktail off the hide. Trim to desired length and remove any underfur. Tie in with a couple loose wraps and progress tighter. Some adjustments may need to be made depending on how soft the bucktail is. Whip finish and head cement.