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Tying Chip's Peeper frog
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:14 AM
That would be great, saw them, the frogs, at my local fly store and fell in love with them...great idea...I've been trying to tie them for months now but can never seem to get the foam right.
Tying on size 2 and 4 hooks...
again, thank you...
Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:31 PM
Hook: Mustad 3366 sz. 2, *4, 6
Thread: Uni Thread 6\0(weedguard, skirt, legs & hackle belly) Uni Thread 3\0(foam tie in at rear & front)
Weedguard: Hard Mason 12 lb.
Skirt: Soft saddle hackle palmered
Back: Sheet foam (closed cell) sz. Thin
Legs: 6 Neck hackles splayed
Belly: Saddle hackle palmered
Eyes: 7 mm. Doll eyes glued
Glue: Fly Fishin' Glue (Carlson Tackle Co.) or similar in high viscosity
* denotes preferred size
Attach weedguard at rear of hook slightly behind the start of the bend.
Tie in soft saddle hackle with a small portion of the marabou still on the stem and palmer forward 6-8 wraps. Tie off hackle and tie off the thread.
Cut foam pieces to template provided
Mount 3/0 thread and tie in both foam pieces at the same time with the foam extending behind the hook bend. Tie off 3/0 thread and clip.
Mount 6/0 thread and tie in neck hackle legs (3 on each side) splaying outward.
Tie in saddle hackle for the belly of the fly and palmer forward to just behind hook eye. Tie off 6/0 thread and clip.
Mount 3/0 thread and fold or pull foam pieces forward creating a slight upward curve in the foam. Make two small cuts with scissors on either side of foam at tie in point of 3/0 thread. Tie down foam to the hook just in front of hackle belly with about 6 wraps of thread and advance thread in front of foam.
Bring weedguard material forward and slip through the hook eye. Make 3 wraps of thread and adjust weedguard length. Fold back the remaining weedguard material and tie off with 10 wraps of thread. Whip finish and cut excess thread.
Apply glue to each side of foam and to the underside of foam filling in all gaps and spaces.
Place eyes on side of foam and apply pressure until eyes have adhered to the foam.
Color the foam with prismacolor markers after glue has dried.
Excellent photos can be seen at http://www.bearsden....roduct6245.html
Environmental Mystery Adventure Novels
Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:14 PM
Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:32 PM
I didn't wind a hackle on before the tying in foam.
Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:58 PM
The three sizes have great applications in bass and trout fishing. I Posted some in all different colours.
so may that will help you.
By Glen Dayton........ 36 somerset st, Trenton Ontario Canada
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