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How to tie a Mini Surf Candy

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This saltwater baitfish pattern originated from USA tier Bob Popovics', the Surf Candy started life being tied from natural materials such as Polar Bear hair and Bucktail and experiments with epoxy resins. With the advent of modern synthetic fibres such as Ultra Hair and Super Hair the fly is now much easier to tie and much more durable. Not only is this Mini version of use in saltwater but it can be used for freshwater predators such as Pike, Perch, Zander and Black Bass.

Materials needed

Tying thread White

Saltwater 1-1/0

White DNA Frosty Fish fibre

Smoke DNA Frosty Fish fibre

Black DNA Holo Fusion fibre

Pearl Krystal flash

Small stick on eyes

Clear 2 pack 5min epoxy

 
 

Step 1.

 

Start the thread behind the eye and wind down towards the bend then back to behind the eye. Tie in a small amount of the White DNA fibre and bind down along the hook shank, return the thread to just behind the eye.

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Step 2.

 

Tie in a few strands of pearl Krystal flash on top of the DNA fibre.

 

 
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Step 3.

 

Tie in a small amount of the Smoke DNA fibre on top and bind down along the hook shank, return the thread to just behind the eye.

 

 
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Step 4.

 

Tie in a small amount of the Black DNA fibre on top and bind down along the hook shank, return the thread to just behind the eye.

Tip; Try to build up the materials in layers in sparse amounts and apply a very small amount of superglue to the finished layers and allow to dry

 

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Step 5.

 

Apply a small stick on eye to either side of the head then apply a thin layer of 5 min clear epoxy to the head and allow to dry for at least 24 hours before use.

 

Tip; you can shape the epoxy head before it sets completely by wetting your fingers with washing up liquid to prevent sticking.

 
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