Tutorial 2; Using Core Over Finish

Example; Sned’s baby herring
Hook - your favourite stainless sized to natural in your area
Body - black DNA Holo-Fusion over grey Poly-Bear over white Poly-Bear
Underbody - Gudebrod Silver Electra braid
Overbody veil - silver Lite-Brite (or similar)
Thread - mono
Eyes - stick-on prismatic silver

Step 1: wrap hook shank with mono and bring thread to hook eye.(Plate1)

Step 2: tie in braid at hook eye, wrap to hook bend and back to eye and tie off. (Plate1, 2)Note: for extra durability you can apply a thin coat of Finish to the braid and cure the resin with the Tuffleye curing light.

Step 3: layer a small bunch of grey Poly-Bear over Poly-Bear white and tie in at the eye. (Plate3)

Step 4: rough-trim the fly to shape. (Plate4)

Step 5: tie in veil at the eye. (Plate5)Note: it takes several layers tied in and pulled back to get a nice effect

Step 6: tie in the black DNA Holo-Fusion topping. (Plate6)

Step 7: whip-finish the fly. Note: you can now trim the fly to shape or wait until the resins are applied and cured and then trim to final shape.

Step 8: fully saturate the fibers at the head with Finish - use the applicator tip to make sure the fibers are fully saturated such that you’ll produce a solid head when the resin is cured. The size of the head is not important as you can make it any size you like but it is critical to produce a solid head. Hold the fibers such that you will produce a laterally-flattened head (a herring is not round in cross-section). Cure the resin with the Tuffleye curing light (you can release the fibers after 5 seconds of cure time). Do not remove the slippery bonding layer. (Plate7, 8)

Step 9: apply the stick-on eyes. Note: the eyes will stick better if you place a small droplet of Core on the fly first.

Step 10: apply a coat of Core to fully encapsulate the eyes and produce the size and shape of head you want. Cure the resin with the Tuffleye curing light. (Plate9, 10)

Step 11: remove the slippery bonding layer with paper towel and alcohol. You can now apply a coat of TuffleyeTM Top Coat (or similar) if desired. (Plate11)

Step 12: Finished fly (Plate12)