Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The Black Junior Tadpole.

top view

  This fly pattern is call the Black Junior Tadpole. The original idea came from experimenting with uv resin and the type of fly that can be created from this amazing new material that will harden with a zap of uv light. UV resin is not a new product and has been around for a few years now, but it's sought of new to me and in the fly tying world. This product replaces the old epoxy which were use for tying many popular patterns like spoons, minnows, fish heads, shrimps and a lot of other fly patterns as well, including this black tadpole too, of course. Enough about this uv resin stuff and lets get back to fly tying or lure making. This is a very simple fly to tie, all you need is a hook, bead chain eyes, some sought of tailing material, lead wire weights is optional and of course uv resin. I will list the tying notes below and in tying order. The kind of material use is up to the tier own preference.!

side view
1. Place the scud hook of choice in your vise and start thread behind the hook eye. Wrap a small thread base and tie in a bead chain eyes with some figure 8 wraps, about 2 mm behind hook eye.

2. Adding lead wire for weight is the perfect time to do so, if prefer. Wind the thread back to the hook bend or to the hook barb.

3. Tie in tailing material of choice, like marabou, buck tail, craft fur, synthetic streamer hair etc. The length should be 1-1/2 to 2 time the body length or longer if prefer and whip finish.

4. Finally the fun part of adding uv resin to the body, remember to add a small amount at a time and don't zap with the uv light until the shape is desirable and to your liking, because once the resin is harden there's no going back. Cote the finish fly with 1 to 2 layer of head cement, wait until dry and color it with your choice of permanent markers and the fly is complete.!                                                                                                                               

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