I ordered some UV resin, (also have some 5 minute epoxy at home), and I would like to try my hand at making more life like patterns for shrimp and crabs, (or perhaps hoppers), anything with a shell. Anyone got any links and tips/tricks to pull it off. I've seen a few YouTube videos where guys would cut a straw to use for a shrimp and coat it with resin. Came out looking good though. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
Clean up the eye and you're good to go. I've been tying for 10-ish years I think. In fact, I took an extended hiatus and only recently got back into tying. My first clouser that I tied earlier this week had the nose flared out even worse than yours! I've since gotten the feel for it again and they are starting to look better. I don't get to fish very often so tying is the next best thing!