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    Default How to tie Surf candies (own design)

    Hook = Daiichi 2546 #2
    Thread = Danvilles mono tying thread
    Materials = bucktail, crinkle flash, tinsel, peacock hurl.
    Other equipment = Veniards head cement, spirit river prismatic tape eyes.

    1. start tying thread next to the eye of the hook.



    2. tie in some tinsel



    3. wrap the tinsel around the shank of the hook till it gets to the bend of the hook, then wrap back towards the eye and tie it in...



    4. cut a clump of bucktail and lightly wrap it aroud the bucktail about 2 wraps will do...



    5. push down on the bucktail so it goes around the shank of the hook.



    6. tie it down...



    7. tie in 8 - 10 strands of flash above the bucktail...



    8. cut another clump of bucktail (not as big as the last time) and tie it in.. do not push down around the whole shank of the hook.



    9. tie it down...



    10. tie in about 5 peacock hurls above the bucktail...



    11. whip finish...



    12. add head cement, or epoxy too create a head and add eyes...



    13. you can muck around with this design and can come up with an array of designs....



    dan.
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    Last edited by Fisherdan; 26-03-2007 at 07:09 PM.

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    Nice fly Dan. Looks like a catcher.

    Not strictly a 'candy' though. The candy has an epoxied body the full length of the shank. The intention being to create a more durable fly.

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    yes i agree there... i used veniards head cement, so it took alot of layers just too create a cm of headcement... it also kept on absorbing in with the bucktail making it almost impossible too create a body

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    Still a nice fly though.

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    ill try and get a picture for tommorow of the fly but with glue along the whole shank...

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    In true 'Blue Peter' fashion, here's one I made earlier:

    http://www.flyforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6162

    The secret to building up a body with varnish is to allow each layer to dry before applying the next coat.

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    nice fly... maybe i should of tied down the bucktail along the shank instead of waiting for the varnish too absorb into the bucktail? are you using danvilles mono tying thread as it usually just drips down and not being absorbed in... Kevlar tying thread?

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    Brilliant Fisherdan. Only 12 the rest of us better watch out
    I have put it up on the list as
    "Fisherdan's Candy"

    Keep up the good work.
    All done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherdan
    nice fly... maybe i should of tied down the bucktail along the shank instead of waiting for the varnish too absorb into the bucktail? are you using danvilles mono tying thread as it usually just drips down and not being absorbed in... Kevlar tying thread?
    Dan,

    I use Korbond 'invisible mending' thread. I get it from the sewing section in the local supermarket. I secure all the materials at the head and then wind it in open turns along the shank.

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    Nice ties Dan, as MJB said, not really candies but will definitely catch fish. I'll have to tie up some myself.

    Epoxy is definitely the way to go to make nice clear heads without loads of coats of varnish. Loon UV Knot Sense is another alternative, especially if you do not have a rotary drier. Give it a lick of varnish after to make it look extra sharp. I do this on epoxied flies too.

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