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The Surf Candy

Surf Candy
TypeCold saltwater fly
Bob Popovic
Year of origin
Tied by
Kasper Muhlbach
Target species
Atlantic salmon (sea run)
Sea trout (sea run)
Steelhead (sea run)
Striped bass

HookShort shank.
ThreadFine, color to match fly ot clear monofilament.
BodyFlat silver mylar tinsel.
Under wingClear/white Ultra Hair or Super Hair.
Middle wingAdd 6-8 flash fibres like Flashabou, Crystal Flash or Lure Flash.
Top wingChartreuse Ultra Hair or Super Hair topped with dark grey, black or olive Ultra Hair or Super Hair.
Eyes3D prism eyes or other self sticking eyes.
Head and coating5 min. epoxy.

Tying instructions

  1. Attach the thread just behind the hook eye.
  2. Attach mylar tinsel.
  3. Turn the tinsel to the hook bend and back.
  4. Tie off.
  5. Tie in a bunch o clear Ultra Hair.
  6. If you want you can spread them around the shank to form a more round body.
  7. Tie in 3-4 flash fibres. Fold them back and secure them.
  8. Add a bunch of chartreuse Ultra Hair.
  9. Add a bunch of dark Ultra Hair.
  10. Prepare the epoxy. Mix well, and avoid adding bubbles by folding the two parts together.
  11. Apply the epoxy using your bodkin.
    Do not use too much. Add a small amount at a time. You have got plenty of time even though 5 minutes does not seem much.
    Make sure to add epoxy in the part of the wing, which goes from the hook bend to the eye.
  12. Stretch the wing using the index finger and thumb off your other hand.
    If you pull the wing as much as you can, you will get a slim profile. if you push the wing a little bit forward as the epoxy sets you will get a thicker profile moving more water.
    For Surf Candys I prefer a slim profile.
  13. Let the epoxy set.
  14. Add prism eyes.
  15. Add next layer of epoxy. If the epoxy starts dripping or running you have to rotate the or take it off. If you do not have a rotating rotating epoxy fly dryer, consider adding a second and third thin layer of epoxy instead of just a heavy second layer.
  16. Let the fly dry.
  17. Tie some more.
  18. Trim the fibres so that the wing becomes thinner towards the end.
You can use a red/orange marker to make gills between the epoxy layers and you can use different kinds and sizes of self sticking eyes to change the apperance of the Surf Candy.

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