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Kirk's Spoon Fly
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The Deadliest Redfish Fly Ever.
Alternate Method (which I find a little easier)
Follow steps 1 through 6 as directed above.
Pull approx. 8 10 inches of thread past the bobbin tube and make 3 wraps around
your index finger (this is done to keep the thread taught while you start the
thread). With your thumb and middle finger of the same hand, pull the
mylar back to expose the hook shank in back of the hook eye. Start thread
at hook eye and advance to the lead wraps. While still holding the mylar back,
place a half hitch at this point to secure the started thread.
Hold the thread taught and push the tubing forward over the thread and
make two loose wraps around the mylar, as was done to secure the rear.
Squeeze mylar beneath the
loose thread wraps flat between your thumb and index finger. Cinch down
the mylar tightly as was done at the rear. Make 3 or 4 turns to secure the
a pair of old scissors or mini wire cutters, trim the ends of mylar behind the
hook eye. Finish wrapping down the trimmed ends of mylar and whip finish.
11. Cut a piece of ziplock bag about 3 inches square, and fold in half. Coat both sides of the mylar spoon with a liberal amount of super glue. Fold zip lock over mylar spoon to protect finger from glue and flatten the mylar between your thumb and index fingers of each hand creating a depression/spoon shape in the rear and pushing any air bubbles out. When flattening use your nails to push mylar down tight against the hook shank. As you squeeze and shape the super glue will set up, you will usually feel it getting warm as it sets. Continue squeezing and shaping spoon until the super glue is set.
If desired, tint the mylar with permanent
markers before tying off the weed guard. Start thread at the
hook eye to prepare the tying off of the weed guard. Stick end
of weed guard through the hook eye and secure with three wraps of
thread. Adjust weed guard length so that the mono passes
one half the gook gape below the hook point. When adjustment
is correct, tie down tightly.
Pull tag end of weed guard towards back of fly
and tie down tightly. Whip finish thread and trim tag end of
weed guard leaving a little piece protruding from beneath the thread
Using 2-ton epoxy and plastic brushes, coat
the back and belly of spoon fly. Set aside to cure.
After epoxy dries (8 12 hrs.), coat back (opposite hook gape) of
spoon with a second coat of 2-ton. Be sure to coat the edges
of mylar as this is the part of the fly that wears first.
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