kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By Mad_Mike
#587702
[report]Ok so I don't do a whole lot of this.. but Chasinchrome asked me to do this one.. so here it is..



Tunage...




Start by securing and posting up your marabou tail.. You can use rabbit strip here too, but you'll want to put in some form of mono foul guard...



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Using a split thread technique I use Arctic fox for the collar... you can use crosscut rabbit, or even more marabou if you like..



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Now lay a clump of EP fibers along the shank of the hook at an angle, secure with one or two tight thread wraps.. don't use too much.. a little goes a long way with this ..



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Wrap the EP over the shank of the hook, pulling it backwards along the shank of the hook so that it angles backward.. secure with a few tight wraps..



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It should look something like this when you're done..



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Continue up the shank of the hook in this manner till you get close to the eye of the hook... keep it tidy..



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Add on your mono eyes at this point.. or bead chain if you want to add some weight..



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Whip finish.. head cement.. and trim the EP to the shape you want... take your time trimming.. you can always take more off, but you can't put it back..



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Now go catch a damn tarpon... :cool



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By get er done
#587717
daddy likey...........
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By flybug.pa.
#587722
very very nice Mike
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By ScottP
#587784
Mad_Mike wrote:Wrap the EP over the shank of the hook, pulling it backwards along the shank of the hook so that it angles backward.. secure with a few tight wraps..

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It should look something like this when you're done..

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