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Flexifloss Thin Skin Buzzer

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The Flexifloss Thin Skin Buzzer


Flexifloss Thin Skin Buzzer Fly Tying Materials
Flexifloss Thin Skin 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.

Flexifloss Thin Skin 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.

Flexifloss Thin Skin 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).

Flexifloss Thin Skin 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.

Flexifloss Thin Skin 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.

Flexifloss Thin Skin 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.

Flexifloss Thin Skin 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.

Flexifloss Thin Skin Buzzer Step 8

Step 8

This is the view from the top of the the flexifloss buzzer.

Flexifloss Thin Skin Buzzer Completed Fly

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.

Flexifloss Thin Skin Buzzer Green Wing Buds

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