Hook: Size 4-8 longshank or 6-8 saltwater hook Thread: White Gel Spun Tail: Blue or green pearl Lite Brite and Peacock Mirror Flash Body/wing: Layers of olive and white Polar Fibre Eyes: 3-5mm Epoxy Eyes
Fix the hook in the vice and apply a solid base of tying thread. At the bend catch in a two-inch length of pearl Lite Brite at its midpoint.
Fold the Lite Brite over on itself and fix it in place with thread-turns – this will form the tail. Catch in a few fibres of Peacock Mirror Flash.
Snip off a bunch of white Polar Fibre and remove half of the short fibres from its base. Position the Polar Fibre underneath the shank.
Prepare a bunch of olive Polar Fibre and position it on top of the shank. Secure it in place then create a body section from dubbed Lite Brite.
Dub on another generous pinch of Lite Brite then add more white and olive Fibre. Trim the waste ends close to the eye and secure with thread.
Add another bunch of both white and olive Polar Fibre to create a second wing section. These bunches should be a little longer than the first.
Create a small head then cast off the tying thread. Next, apply a drop of UV resin to either side of the wing to form a solid base for the eyes.
Add an epoxy eye to either side of the head. This should be done one at a time, applying a small amount of UV resin to hold them in place.
With both eyes in position fix them in place by coating in UV resin. Harden the resin fully with a UV torch before adding a second coat.