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Hey Guy’s,

I’ve recently learnt some really exciting methods with tying surf candys/epoxy baitfish patterns.

Happy to share what I’ve learnt if anyone is interested. 
Picked up the techniques from outstanding fly tyer Giannidepace.

How do you tie yours?

All the best, 

Chris

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54 minutes ago, flytire said:

so what have you learned and are willing to show us?

Hey Mate, the two key methods, involve using eye shadow, and sharpie/marker pens and isopropyl alcohol.

You can use any colour eye shadow depending on the finish your after. You only need to mix a little with the epoxy.

Once mixed, it really does gives a nice sparkle to the epoxy. Gives you outstanding base colours.

Using the marker pens, colour up the fly as desired, and dip a cotton bud into some isopropyl alcohol. You then dab the marker pen with the alcohol, which makes the colours dispurse, and bleed, looking much more natural.

You can go on to layer colours to create depth. The possibilities are endless.

I’ll do a bit of a step by step with these methods.

Im still learning and experimenting.

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This is how I tie my surf candies.  Not doing a lot of salt water fishing these days, so they don't get a lot of use.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Philly said:

This is how I tie my surf candies.  Not doing a lot of salt water fishing these days, so they don't get a lot of use.

 

 

 

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Hey Mate,

Very nice. They’ll catch!

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