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    Default EP Perch fry

    Hi guys.

    Bear with me on this one as it's the first time I've attempted a step by step. The fly is a Perch fry tied using EP fibers. You may wish to tie it and give it a swim....



    Place the hook in the vise (in this case a Partridge Ad Swier 4/0). I have used UTC GSP in this case as it is very strong and avoids the bulk of heavier threads. Take this half way along the shank and give it a coat of superglue.



    Catch in an inch of red EP fibers on each side of the hook.



    Catch in a 4" length of Chartreuse Wing n Flash or similar.



    Using thin strips of EP fibers, start to build up the body taper by catching in white lengths on the sides of the hook and olive along the top. Use slightly heavier hanks of the green to achieve the required 'hump' effect of the perch. At these stages you can also add little quanities of flashy material as required - I have used pearl crinkle flash.



    Catch in a small quantity of yellow EP on the underside of the fly and add two red EP 'cheeks' either side.



    Add a small pinch of Silver sparkle, again, on each side of the hook. Tie off your thread and colour the GSP with a permanent marker.



    Using a dark olive/black marker, add the obligatory perch stripes. Hold the fibers taught with your left hand and gently colour the fibers.



    Add a little hologram eye and coat with epoxy or similar.



    The finished fly.


    Dougie.

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    Hi Dougie.

    Like that a lot, are the flies made out of EP a lot easier to cast , than the ones out of old rabbit, will have to give this one a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sage
    Hi Dougie.

    Like that a lot, are the flies made out of EP a lot easier to cast , than the ones out of old rabbit, will have to give this one a try.
    Hi Sage,

    Yes, EP fibers shed water rather than absorbing it like, as you say, rabbit or marabou, making them much more pleasant to cast.

    Dougie

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    Excellent Dougie, thanks for sharing it with us and welcome to the step by steppers club. A first class effort.
    All done

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotfly
    Excellent Dougie, thanks for sharing it with us and welcome to the step by steppers club. A first class effort.
    Thanks for the feedback Scotfly. Hopefully be a few more to come.

    Dougie

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    Nice one Dougie. A few more stripes and it's a Mackerel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJB
    Nice one Dougie. A few more stripes and it's a Mackerel.
    You would also need to change the blue to green for makeral and it would be smashing.
    Cromie

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    When i was in ireland in may 2005 i had half a day with this guy on river lea piking on the fly - he took this little one on an EP perch


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cromie
    You would also need to change the blue to green for makeral and it would be smashing.
    Don't you mean the Green to Blue.
    All done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cromie
    You would also need to change the blue to green for makeral and it would be smashing.
    You would not need to change the colour at all. That light olive colour is spot on for the back colour of a Mackerel.

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