BilletHead Posted March 11, 2022 Share Posted March 11, 2022 Was texting @Ham back and forth this morning about this Blue Cat I caught on the fly last spring. We were discussing the fly I caught it on. Decided to do a quick step by step. Pictures suck so bear with me here. B10s#2 hook into the vice. Take a clump of fox tail and hold by the tips. Pull out most of the underfur and retain it. Tie it on the hook, You can wrap some lead or not in front of the tail. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. Do both if you want it to sink and just use floating line do it and if not using a sink tip will get it down. A bit of flash on the sides of the tail and cover your lead with tying thread. Create a dubbing loop. Remember the retained underfur from the tail? Well mix this with some flash of your choice. This can be done with your hands, but I made a mixer. Has a little hole in top and a place cut out of the side covered with cloth. Shoot some air from compressor in top for a bit and it mixes real nice. Create a dubbing brush by working dubbing between fingers to align tips and insert into dubbing loop. Spin it up. Wrap this forward to a place where you will create the head and catch off. Head is dubbing again such as sensos lazer dub. I again work some with fingers and then divide in half and catch the center with tying thread. Do a clump on top and bottom. Pull each clump tight up on top and bottom to create a thin profile fly. Work tying thread to front and whip finish, Its ugly I know but now brush it all out and trim to desired shape. Super glue on eyes and if you have it drop UV glue on each eye. Drag some of the glue onto edges of eyes into the dubbed head and light it up to cure the glue. Brush more and trim more if you want. It's done, Here are a few. Picture did not resize well, When wet they streamline up sone but on the pause stripping fluff back out. I really like these and can be bigger or smaller by adjusting hook sizes and material length. To date bass, walleye, crappie, white bass, hybrids, channel and blue cat, drum, gar, bluegill and green sunfish. All I remember at the moment. Anything that will eat a minnow will eat this thing. dpitt, Nick Adams, tjm and 8 others 9 2 "We have met the enemy and it is us", Pogo If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend" Lefty Kreh " Never display your knowledge, you only share it" Lefty Kreh "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!" BilletHead " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting" BilletHead P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs" BilletHead Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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