I wanted to tie a surf candy, but with a little weight. However I didn’t want to use dumbbell eyes, or a cone head as that will change the look of the head of the fly. So I tried it with a bead, and something new came about! I am really excited about this pattern, the technique used here can be applied to a wide variety of flies and materials, but I really like it with this surf candy style fly. The bead helps flair out the materials and gives a wider profile to the fly.
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Here is a list of materials I used on this fly.
Hook: Risen #068 in size 4 – https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/short-shank-hooks-stainless
Bead: Risen 4.8mm brass bead (orange) – https://www.risenfly.com/collections/beads-and-weights/products/brass-beads
Thread: Veevus 140 Power Thread – https://amzn.to/2XpG5wG
Flash: Flashabou (pearl) – https://amzn.to/2XiYUkQ
Body materials: Unique hair (white and olive) – https://amzn.to/2DkdIbr
Eye: 4.0mm 3D eye – https://amzn.to/2XqcNOy
Resin for Eyes: Solarez Thin Hard – https://www.solarez.com/product/fly-tie-thin-hard-formula/
Resin for Body: Solarez Flex – https://www.solarez.com/product/fly-tie-flex-formula/
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