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Tying the FlexiFloss Buzzer

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Flexifloss Buzzer Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the Flexifloss Buzzer Step 1

STEP 1: Run the thread down the hookshank and around the bend, catching in a piece of flexifloss as you go. Return the thread to just over half way up the hookshank covering the hook as you wind..

Tying the Flexifloss Buzzer Step 2

STEP 2 : Cut a piece of 'thin skin' about 3-4mm thick for a size 10 hook and taper off the end into a triangle shape..

Tying the Flexifloss Buzzer Step 3

STEP 3 : Catch in the pointed end of the thin skin and the paper backing facing downwards. (When the paper backing is peeled away the shiny side is facing up)

Tying the Flexifloss Buzzer Step 4

STEP 4 : Pull the 'thin skin' forwards and secure with thread. Make sure the 'thin skin' lies central and inline with the hookshank.

Tying the Flexifloss Buzzer Step 5

STEP 5 : Wind the flexifloss up the hookshank in wide turns so that a gap is left between each wrap. Then secure the flexifloss with a couple of wraps of thread just in front of the 'thin skin' and wind the thread up to the eye.

Tying the Flexifloss Buzzer Step 6

STEP 6 : Wind the flexifloss back and forth until a neat thorax is built up. Finish winding at the eye and secure with thread. Trim the waste flexifloss.

Tying the Flexifloss Buzzer Step 7

STEP 7 : Pull the 'thin skin' forward and secure with thread. Trim the waste and cover any waste ends showing through with thread and whip finish.

Tying the Flexifloss Buzzer Step 8

STEP 8 : This is the view from the top of the the flexifloss buzzer.

Tying the Flexifloss Buzzer Final Step

STEP 9 : Finally create some wing buds by applying Tulip t-shirt paint. Leave to dry and then apply 2-3 coats of hard as nails varnish.

ifloss Buzzer

Here's a version with fl. yellow wing buds.