Hook: #4-18 TMC 5262
Thread: Black or Red Veevus 14/0.
Bead: Brass or tungsten (tungsten beads are much heavier than brass, but also more expensive), generally in gold but the color is just a matter of personal preference. The size of the bead is also open to your own personal interpretation, but it can get a little confusing. I have listed a recommended bead to hook size chart below. Incidentally, when tying with a bead you still need to leave an eye length (index point) of space behind the bead so you have room to properly tie off the fly. The index point still exists; it’s just behind the bead, rather than the eye.
Weight: .015 Lead Wire Tails: Brown goose biots, tied opposed.
Rib: Small gold oval tinsel
Body: Peacock herl, dyed if you like
Hackle: Mottled brown hen saddle for flies to #12, hen neck for #14s and smaller
Horns: White goose biots, tied flat over the body.
BEAD TO HOOK SIZING CHART 3/16″ bead- hook sizes 4-8 5/32″ bead hook sizes 8, 10 and 12 1/8″ bead-hook sizes 12, 14 and 16 3/32 bead-hook sizes 14, 16 and 18 5/64″ bead- hook sizes 18-22 LEAD WIRE TO HOOK SIZING CHART Weight: Lead wire, sized appropriately for the hook. Again, with the chart. .035- hook sizes 4 and bigger .030-hook sizes 6 and 4 .025-hook sizes 6 through 10 .020-hook sizes 12 and 14 .015-hook sizes 14 and 16 .010-hook sizes 18 and smaller