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Tying the EP Otis Fly

October 25, 2012
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Follow through the gallery to see step-by-step instruction to tie the EP Otis.
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1) Starting at the eye of the hook, wind the thread to the bend of the hook, and then tie in the EP Fibers tail.
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2) Move forward toward the eye of the hook in a high-tie fashion, tying in the appropriate color on each side.
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3) Continue high-tying the EP Fibers, and once you are slightly behind the eye, high-tie a small clump of red EP Fibers to resemble the gill of a baitfish.
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4) Continue to add material with the same high-tying technique until there isn’t any more room for materials to be added. Add a small dam of thread just behind the eye and in front of the final clumps of EP Fibers. This will hold the materials back. Whip-finish the fly.
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5) Carefully trim the fly to the desired shape. HINT: With EP Baitfish-style patterns, always trim parallel to the fly — never perpendicular.
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6) Using epoxy, attach the 3-D holographic eyes.
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