Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Step 1: Prepare 80- to 100-pound mono by flattening about half inch of it, and press two stick-on eyes, back to back, onto the mono. Use a drop of glue to secure. Cut the mono so that it's about half inch longer than the hook and flatten the last half inch. Beginning about halfway down the shank, wrap a layer of thread back to the bend and then tie the last half inch of the mono to the hook.Bob Popovics
Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Step 2: Attach a sparse amount of white bucktail at the hook¿s bend, encircling the shank completely with hair. The bucktail should reach well past the eyes. To achieve a taper, attach a second bundle of bucktail that¿s slightly shorter than the first one. This bunch should be long enough to just cover the eyes.Bob Popovics
Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Step 3: Prepare a handful of light pink feathers that are just long enough to reach the eyes from their tie-in point. Do not remove the fluff from the stems because it helps form the taper. Tie in one feather at a time, 360 degrees around the shank, with the curved side facing in. Next, palmer only the webby portion of a very webby hackle about three to four turns and then tie it off. This will form a bridge between the groups of feathers.Bob Popovics
Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Step 4: Repeat the process above, using shorter and shorter feathers for each step (it will probably take three applications).Bob Popovics
Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Tying the Feather Fleye Squid

Step 5: After the shank has been filled with the final application of feathers, simply tie off and whip-finish. There is no need to palmer a hackle at this point.Bob Popovics