Simple Latex Body

  • Prepare the hook shank by winding close turns of foundation thread to the tail position. (S)
  • Lay the latex sheet on a flat surface and, with ruler and felt-tip pen, draw a line along one edge (for a small hook) or two parallel lines across the diagonal (for a large hook).
  • Using straight scissors, cut a strip of latex, tapering it at one end for tying-in purposes.
  • Do not slacken the tension!
  • If this happens, undo all the latex turns and begin again.
  • Should the trouble persist (due to the latex being too short), cut another strip, of maximum length, from the sheet. Tie in as before and repeat steps 2 and 3.
  • Tie off the latex, still under tension, with three or four firm securing turns of tying thread. If required, use a wrap knot or half-hitch as an extra precaution against the latex body loosening. (S)
  • Release the tension on the surplus latex, and cut close to the securing turns.
Latex Fly Tying

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