Take the full wing bud and tie to the front of the hook. It will later be folded over. Take the back wing bud and tie toward the back of the fly. Measure how the front one will fold back to ensure the back one is positioned correctly.
Take a porcupine quill and cut it to size. Take a Japanese Nymph Leg and insert it through the porcupine quill. Repeat this two more times for the other legs. Take a pair of pliers and pinch the middle of the porcupine quill down before tying on. Tie the legs on the bottom of the hook.
Take a pen and color the legs. This is just the first coloring – so it does not have to be thorough. Take an ostrich feather and wrap it between the legs and to create the gills.
Position the thread behind the middle set of legs. Take the front wing bud and fold it over. Take the thread and make about 3 wraps around the body and wing but, then advance it and tie the front section of the wing bud down. Whip finish the thread off at that point.
Cut the legs to size and bend them using tweezers.
Take marking pens and finish marking the legs, tail, and antennae. The wing buds might also need additional coloring.
Optional: Apply head cement or finger nail polish to the tail, legs, and antennae. Additional lacquer and be applied to the wing buds as well. After the polish has finished drying a lighter color pen can be used to go over the glitter to give it a more muted look.