Tutorial 2; Using Core Over Finish
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)