Tying the Sassyglass

Tying the Sassyglass

Tying the Sassyglass

Step 1: Start by widening the gap in the hook. Then secure your monofilament thread to the shank just before the bend and make a half hitch to hold it. Cut a small bundle of white Polar Fiber to 1 1¿2 times the length of the hook and then tie it in. Make two wraps between the Polar Fiber and the hook to perk up the tail. Tie in the white flat-waxed thread and make enough wraps to build up the diameter of the body. Whip-finish and cut this thread.
Tying the Sassyglass

Tying the Sassyglass

Step 2: Cut a bundle of olive Polar Fiber roughly half the diameter of the white material used for the tail. Make sure it covers the entire shank and reaches the end of the white Polar Fiber. Tie this in on top of the hook and secure it to the shank with several spiraling wraps, then add a small piece of white Flashabou to the underside of the body. Trim excess.
Tying the Sassyglass

Tying the Sassyglass

Step 3: Wrap in three to four strands of pearl Krystal Flash on each side of the body in between the olive and white Polar Fiber. Next, tie a single strand of holographic Flashabou on each side over the top of the Krystal Flash. Trim the flash to match the length of the tail.
Tying the Sassyglass

Tying the Sassyglass

Step 4: Mix a very small amount of five-minute epoxy and apply it to the body making sure you don¿t get any on the tail. Use a bodkin or a toothpick to spread the epoxy to the underside of the hook shank, just behind the tail. Since this will be the first coat, don¿t apply too much ¿ just enough to lay the foundation. Shape the body with the second coat. After the epoxy sets on this first coat, place the eyes. If necessary, use a cyanoacrylate glue to hold them in place.
Tying the Sassyglass

Tying the Sassyglass

Step 5: For the final step, mix more epoxy slowly to keep bubbles from forming. Coat the entire body and allow the excess to drip down to the belly of the pattern. Once you have the right amount of epoxy on the fly, adjust the shape of the belly by redistributing the epoxy to the front or the back with your bodkin.