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The Epoxy Miracle



A scaled down epoxy baitfish imitation suitable for lighter rods



By Kasper MŘhlbach and Martin Joergensen

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Au naturel
Au naturel
The Epoxy Miracle is very mobile in the water in spite of its selection of synthetic materials. These materials are also very translucent adding to the imitative strengths of the fly.
Dark Epoxy Miracle
Dark Epoxy Miracle
Dark backed Epoxy Miracle. A good sand eel imitation.
Epoxy Miracle
Epoxy Miracle
The olive color makes the Miracle an excellent sand eel imitation
I only have eyes for you
I only have eyes for you
The eyes are an important feature of the Epoxy Miracle - as on most baitfish imitations
Light Epoxy Miracle
Light Epoxy Miracle
The light backed Epoxy Miracle is neutral and will mimic almost any small baitfish
Light green Miracle
Light green Miracle
It might not look like anything special, but this light green Miracle works fine for both seatrout and garfish.
Right there
Right there
Originator Kasper M├╝hlbach with a sea trout that fell for his olive backed Epoxy Miracle.
Small fish, big fly
Small fish, big fly
Small fish are often fierce predators of baitfish, and can be seen to go for fairly large flies. If you run into a school of fish this size, move on to avoid hooking them
Step 1 - start
Step 1 - start
A short hook is used for this long fly
Step 10 - gills
Step 10 - gills
Add orange to imitate gills
Step 11 - eyes
Step 11 - eyes
After having whip finished, glue on eyes
Step 12 - ready for epoxy
Step 12 - ready for epoxy
The fly is ready to be epoxied
Step 2 - upside down
Step 2 - upside down
After attaching the thread, turn the hook upside down
Step 3 - belly
Step 3 - belly
Tie in the white underwing (belly)
Step 4 - upright again
Step 4 - upright again
Turn the hook upright again
Step 5 - tease
Step 5 - tease
Arrange the hair with a dubbing needle
Step 6 - underwing
Step 6 - underwing
Tie ind a bit more white material for the underwing - this time on top of the hook
Step 7 - chartreuse
Step 7 - chartreuse
Add a streak of chartreuse material
Step 8 - olive
Step 8 - olive
Add the darker material - here olive on top. Let it reach a bit longer than the other materials
Step 9 - flash sides
Step 9 - flash sides
Tie in the flash along each side of the fly
Variations
Variations
Through a selection of color for the top material in the wing, the Epoxy Miracle can be varied to imitate most small, slender fish

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