|Making Extended Bodies|
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Tying Section: Making your own extended bodies...
Here is the sequence of making your own extended bodies for caddis, mayflies, midges, stoneflies, hoppers, damsels and dragons and etc. Once a little practice has been done you can make extended bodies fast and easy. Let your imagination loose!
Various size needles (embedded into dowel rods for ease of use)
Tube Clear Silicone
Dubbings (various types...fine, fuzzy, antron etc...)
Tailing Fibers (micro fibetts, moose mane etc.)
Shuck material ( Water Silk, Widow's Web etc.)
Stick desired needle into tube of silicone to coat needle.
Take dubbing and place on needle (base of needle first) and twist needle to spin dubbing on needle to form body.
Squeeze some silicone of your finger to put an overcoat of silicone over dubbing. Spin needle as you coat body with silicone on finger.
Once body is to desired shape and size, take your thumbnail and put behind base of body and push off of needle. Place body on paper towel and let dry.
You're ready to tie your fly.
Mayfly Tails add-ons:
Place two or three fibers on work area surface and touch silicone coated needle (Step A above) to the fibers adhering them to the needle then proceed to Step B through E.
Midge Tail add-ons:
Put a piece of 12 plus fibers of Water Silk (or other equivalent material) on work area surface and touch with silicone coated needle as in Mayfly Tail add-on.
VERY high quality needled were used to make the set of 5. Fish has the needles for sale at this point and will have the silicone in smaller tubes and the finest dry fly dubbing available in the very near future for your convenience.
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