Tying the Jail Bait

Tying the Jail Bait

Tying the Jail Bait

Step 1: Attach the thread mid-hook, and wrap a base to apply the rabbit tail. Add a small amount of Clear Cure Goo to the underside of the tail to provide some stiffness and prevent the tail from wrapping around the hook. This works well and is easier than a mono loop. Apply a thin coat of head cement over the wraps to secure.
Tying the Jail Bait

Tying the Jail Bait

Step 2: Wrap the thread forward to the eye to provide a base for the Steve Farrar's Flash Blend. Add the desired amount of lead wire for weight just ahead of where the rabbit is tied.
Tying the Jail Bait

Tying the Jail Bait

Step 3: Cut a medium-size bunch of SF Flash Blend to form the head, and tie it in with the long end of the fibers facing forward. Secure the thread with several half hitches, and apply a thin coat of head cement.
Tying the Jail Bait

Tying the Jail Bait

Step 4: Bring the forward-facing fibers back toward the tail. Hold them in place, making sure they are evenly distributed around the shank, to form the head. Brush the head with Clear Cure Goo, and work it in with a brush. Hold UV light on the head for 15 to 20 seconds to set the material. Trim excess fibers at the rear to form a neat, tapered body. Affix the Pelagic Eyes with a small amount of Clear Cure Goo, and set them in place with the UV light.