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Tying With Loops

This simple technique will save you time at the vise and yield great results on the water.

January 8, 2013
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The beauty of the loop fly or loop style of tying is that it is simply the most efficient way to tie with synthetics such as EP Fibers.
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1. Start by tying in the eyes on the top of the hook shank. Use figure-eight wraps to secure.
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2. Tie in the material on the underside of the shank. Half will be the tail and half will be the loops.
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3. Take the front half of the fibers, create a loop, and tie the clump back down on the bottom of the shank.
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4. Repeat step 3 and keep in mind that the closer the loops are together, the bushier the fly will be.
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5. Once the loops have reached the point just behind the eyes, tie off the clump and get ready to trim.
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6. Start by cutting the loops free. It will look a little messy, but that’s what you want at this point.
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7. Trim the material just like you would if it were a hair bug.
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8. When you have the desired shape, trim the excess on the bottom.
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