Top Tips

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Fly-Tying -

1

Add a lead wire un­der­body be­cause even when wet, a rab­bit fur strip has a parachute ef­fect so ex­tra weight helps it sink.

2

When trim­ming ma­te­ri­als such as Lite-Brite for a tail, use your fin­ger and thumb as op­posed to scis­sors, be­cause you want a nat­u­ral-look­ing cut to ap­peal to the fish, not a sharp edge.

3

There are many shades of pearl Lite-Brite but when ty­ing perch im­i­ta­tions, green is best. All shades pro­duce that in­cred­i­ble sparkle that looks so fish­like to a hun­gry trout. Try plain or blue for roach fry pat­terns.

4

Achieve a slim fish shape when dub­bing the Lite-Brite body by twist­ing the rope so that it forms a thick rope. Twist front to a point be­fore wind­ing onto the shank in touch­ing turns.

5

Rab­bit fur is fairly long so it suits large pat­terns of more than two inches for ex­am­ple. For smaller fry pat­terns try mink strip or pine squir­rel.

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