Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Loopy, Feb 23, 2011.
Loopy, that shrimp is SICK, the detail is RIDICULOUSLY life like. Your flies are amazing and I'm going to plead that you will take the time to post the tying steps and materials for this. Tying it by sight would be fine, I'm figuring that some sort of quick cure epoxy is being used to form the back carapace. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I can see fishing this one quite a bit from the local beaches.
Mumbles you are a fine Gentleman.
You are right it is a trout jobbie.
It's essentially three layers of 'Goo'!
See what I can do
Oh feeck it looks as if i'll have to put an SBS together.
Allow some space and will do.
Loopy, do you use the same goo on your buzzers? Think about that step by step when you have time. Your fly tying fans are eager to see your steps!
Sweet shrimp pattern. What is this mysterious "Goo" you speak of?
thats a fine looking bug
Damn work wont let me see attachements (photo). What do they think I am doing that is inappropriate?
OK goes something like this.......
Hyabusa Fly 387 Size 14
Thread - Shear14/0
A bit of partridge hackle tail and eye
Bit of copper wire and followed by a slim piece of plastic bag.
And then dubbing from Hares ear plus to the eye.
Fold the plastic dubbing over the hares ear and tie tightso that the plastic is sretched.
Then apply a smidgen of Bond Bug
And Zap with the UV Torch
Wind the copper ribbing as you wish and then apply another surface of Bond Bug
Apply a final coat of Bond Bug
and then you have something like this
Any questions please don't hesutate to ask - thank you for viewing in the meantime.
Bug Bond is available from Bearsden and I belive that there are other options available. I ain't selling it but if you have difficulties finding thestuff then let me know. Because the curing times are so short you can virtually stack your epoxy away!
Yes, some do use this stuff on buzzers, it is available in a thinner mixture in addition to the stuff I have used on this shrimp pattern.
Sorry about the file size - me first SBS believe it or not.
All UV activated goo in thick and thin formula or do you thin it? I've only used one product, but I think I'm going to have to find more options. Thanks Loopy. That shrimp pattern looks good enough to toss in some garlic and oil to make some scampi!
The company has just started to sell a thinner version - I suspect all that has been done is thin the original! But the stuff with it's amazing curing time of literally seconds is a boon to tyers that have a lot of flies to process like the 'pro's' or for people like me that like to muck around.
Thank you Loopy...hey, we all know what Mumbles means...what does Loopy mean?
I am not sure what Mumbles means but the guy behind that name sounds pretty cool to me.
'Loopy' can mean what it likes to whovever.
I just remembered I am hosting a Pink Floyd swap in the Uk and my fly is a Buzzer which just happens to be zapped by that stuff.
I'll throw a picture up tomorrow!
beautiful and very inspiring for a noob.
WOW!!!That's a very nice fly,Thanks a lot for the step by step,I can only hope to tie something that nice someday.
Ed, the man has talent, wouldn't you say? Nice flies, Loopy!
Steve, I totally agree!