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DNA Erie Deep Candy tied by letumgoFly Type: Attractor Pattern
, General Freshwater
, General Saltwater
, Target Species: Freshwater Bass
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Imitation: General Baitfish
, Glass Minnows
, Material List:
Hook - Daiichi 1710/Size 8
Tungsten Bead Head - 5/32" Diameter (Black)
Tying Tread - White Wooly Nylon (forms a very smooth underbody for the tinsel and helps create the added bulk at the head to support the eyes).
Body - Silver Tinsel (#12)
Lower Wing - DNA Fiber (Holofusion/Tan color)
Upper Wing - DNA Fiber (Holofusion/Sage color)
Back - Seven Strands of Peacock Herl
Eyes - 3D stick on eyes (1/8" diameter/small)
Gills - Red Sharpie Marker (tying thread is colored before tying off at the gills).
Epoxy - 5 minute Devcon EpoxyTying Instructions:
Tied in the order the materials are listed above.
1 - Slide bead onto the hook and up to the eye of the hook.
2 - Mount tying thread behind the bead and tye in the silver tinsel.
3 - Wrap the tying thread back to the bend of the hook and forwards to the bead. Make sure the wraps are done edge to edge and very smooth. Take time to unwind the tying thread to form a very smooth under body. This helps later to keep the tinsel work very smooth an even.
4 - Wind the tinsel from the back of the hook towards the bead in even edge-to-edge wraps. Once you get to the bead, tye off the tinsel and clip off the excess.
5 - Tye in a small bunch of Tan DNA Holofusion behind the bead. The material should be tied in at its midpoint and then folded back over the wing and tied down. The "fold back" tying method is shown nicely in a recent step by step tutorial ("2 minute EP Trout Streamer" by James Daly)
6 - Repeat step 5 with a small bunch of Sage colored DNA Holofusion fiber. This forms the middle body of the fly.
7 - Tye in seven (7) strands of peacock herl at the front of the fly. I like to leave the butt ends of the herl facing out over the hook eye so they can later be pulled back over the top of the head to cover the thread wraps (see step 9 below).
8 - Form a smooth (fairly thick) head on the fly using the tying thread. I like to take a pair of pliers and flatten the head (side to side) to form a nice flat surface for the stick on eyes later).
9 - Run the tying thread back to the base of the wing where you you like the gills to be located. Take a red sharpie marker and color about 6 inches of the tying thread red. Wait a minute to allow the marker to dry. Now pull the butt ends of the peacock herl back over the top of the fly to form the top of the head. This covers up the thread wraps and forms a nice two-tone head on the fly.
10 - Whip Finish the fly to form the red gills and clip off the tying thread.
11 - Apply the stick on eyes at each side of the head.
12 - Mix up a small batch of 5 minute epoxy and apply to the head of the fly. Be careful to pop any bubbles in the epoxy before it begins to cure. Also be careful not to knock the eyes out of position while applying the epoxy.Presentation Tips:
Use an open Duncan Loop Knot to allow greater movement of this fly while fishing.