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!

Items needed:

The Basics:

  1. Stick desired needle into tube of silicone to coat needle.

  2. Take dubbing and place on needle (base of needle first) and twist needle to spin dubbing on needle to form body.

  3. Squeeze some silicone of your finger to put an overcoat of silicone over dubbing. Spin needle as you coat body with silicone on finger.

  4. 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.

  5. You're ready to tie your fly.

Mayfly Tails add-ons:

Midge Tail add-ons:

Photo sequence:

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Needles, Silicone, Dubbing & Tailing Fibers

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Selected Size Needles in Dowels...Set of 5

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Step A...Coat needle with silicone

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Step B...twist needle and twist dubbing tight on needle

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Step B...add more dubbing if needed

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Step C...Dap more silicone on to put an overcoat on body

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Step D...Push body off of needle with thumbnail

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Step D...Let dry on paper towel or other surface

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Salmon Fly Body with egg sack

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Tomsu Callibaetis

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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