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 TIE AN 5 MIN BUCKTAIL BAITFISH 

 this is a great little fly which will catch almost any fish no matter where you are in the world, and you can tie it in 5 mins flat . this fly is a pike version at 5 inchs long but you can tie it any size or combination of colours to fit your local water.youll find the materials list at the bottom of the page.....enjoy

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step 1......tie in a few wraps of fluro orange thread and add a spot of varnish , start your tie from the gape of the hook forward

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step 2 ....turn the hook over and tie in 4 inchs of pearl flashbou then a spot of clear varnish to secure

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step 3 ....reverse the hook and start your clear mono thread from the eye of the hook back about an inch down the shank hen add a spot of super glue to secure the bucktail in the next step

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step 4 ... take a pieace of bucktail and push down with thumb and fore finger so it encircles the hook then bring your thread forward of the tie

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step 5 ... as with step 4

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step 6...tie in from the eye of the hook the green flashbou the length of the flashbou should stop an inch before the end of the pearl flashbou you tied in step 2

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step 7..reverse the hook and as in the last step the peral flashbou should stop an inch from the tail

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step 8...reverse the hook again and whip finish and ad a drop of clear varnish and allow to dry (this makes the mono thread invisible)

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step 9...add a tiny drop of super glue to where the eyes will sit then place eyes on this will be secure in seconds then mix and apply a small amount of epoxy to coat the eyes and the gap in between the eyes

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step 10 ...place on a rotary drier (or turn by hand) youll notice i have folded the flashabou around the hook before placing on the dryer this stops the flashbou getting stuck to the head as it turns

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step 11...the finished fly

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the finished fly wet a perfect imitation of a small bait fish that is hard to resist

heres a few done with the same method but differant colours

 materials list

5/0 long shanked Aberdeen
Fluro orange thread
Clear mono thread
White bucktail
Pearl flashbou
Green flashbou
7mm orvis jurasic eye (red)
5 min epoxy



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