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#1 utyer


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 02:59 PM

I have seen, and tied plenty of extended foam bodies.  Mostly by tying the extended portion on a needle, and then tying that onto the hook.  


I have also tied up quite a few different furled bodies for worms, and leaches.  I thought why not try furling foam strips for an extended body?  


A 6" foam sheet cut to about an eighth inch, width and tied to a hook.  I then tied in a very thin piece of black darning yarn.  As I twisted the two together, the foam wrapped around the yarn in a tight spiral.  Once I had the body tightly wound, I carefully folded it to length, and tied in the other end.  Be careful when folding the twisted yarn and foam, or it will twist back on itself it can become a tiwisted mess.  It helps to fold the body over a dubbing needle and guide the body into a nice straight furled spiral.  


I tie in a separate piece of yarn for the thorax, and wind a black hackle up the hook for before pulling the thorax over the top.  Finally, I trim off the hackle on the bottom.  


This one is tied on a size 12 scud hook.


Its a prototype, and I have not fished it yet.  

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#2 Fisherboy0301


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 03:17 PM

Beautiful damsel Utyer. I too have done something similar to this. Careful not to twist it too tight. It'll compress the foam and sink like a rock.
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