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Tying Brooks’ Blonde

September 19, 2007
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Tying Brooks' Blonde

Tying Brooks’ Blonde

Step 1: Tie a base of thread from behind the eye to the bend of the hook and coat with head cement. This will serve as a solid base for the tail and prevent the fly from torquing. By Capt. Ted Lund
Tying Brooks' Blonde

Tying Brooks’ Blonde

Step 2: Take a clump of long, white bucktail about the diameter of a pencil. Holding it at the tips, use your fingers to knock out any of the underfur or shorter hairs, leaving the longest, straightest fibers. Tie in about 1/16 of an inch behind the hook and wrap towards the hook bend. By Capt. Ted Lund
Tying Brooks' Blonde

Tying Brooks’ Blonde

Step 3: Tie in several strands of pearlescent Lateral Scale at the hook bend. Wrap forward, creating a body, to within 1/16 of an inch from the hook eye. Tie off and cut. By Capt. Ted Lund
Tying Brooks' Blonde

Tying Brooks’ Blonde

Step 4: Coat the Lateral Scale with epoxy and rotate until cured. By Capt. Ted Lund
Tying Brooks' Blonde

Tying Brooks’ Blonde

Step 5: Using the same procedure in Step 2, tie in a bucktail wing just ahead of the Lateral Scale/epoxy body. Form a small, bullet-shaped head and then whip finish. If desired, apply a small, mylar eye on each side. Coat head with epoxy and rotate until cured. By Capt. Ted Lund
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