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Now, we got a bunch of stuff here and what we are going to do now is use thinning shears. We will just chop it up a little bit and get a little good tape around of it. Actually, you could leave it that along but to get the configuration more consistent with the hook size, we will just take a clip there and then I decrease the spaces I move back. We will pull that up and comb it up. You see the shape of the fly starts. Any of these errant fibers, we can get rid of them.
Now, just like on the smaller fly, I’m going to start back in here and go towards that tag but unlike the smaller fly, when I cut it like that it gives a square bottom and we do not want that. So, what we will do is just trim the sides a little bit. It takes a couple little clips. They’re going to fall into place really quick and if you have to thin it out anymore, you can take your scissors, put you finger in the back of them and move back as you close the scissors follow with the finger in the back and that will kind of trim it down a little bit. We’re basically giving it a haircut. There we go. We will pretty much have the shape of that now.
Now, what I am going to do just like on the other fly, I am going to take the UV Knot Sense. Pull this thing back. What I’m going to do is start on the back side first, so I get all of these at one time because it is a big fly. I get the slope that I want on that head. It makes it a lot easier when I go to epoxy it. Pull it back nice and tight then I will take the Knot Sense above the hook shank right to the bead and come across the little bead. Go all the way over to this side. Then I will cure it with the UV Light on this side and if I did it right, it will stick. Every once in a while; it might come a little loose. Let me put a little UV on this right here just to make sure as I said, it does not pop. I get a little gap there. We will get that one. Let us see, the shape of the head is stuck.
Before I started using the UV Knot Sense, I used to have to double coat them with epoxy which was a pain in the neck because you had to keep on top of it to pull the things back as the epoxy cured. We will do a little more epoxy on this one. A little bigger I’m at this time. It makes the epoxy swell because if you are done, you are going to have a real mess. It just gets ugly bubbly. It got a little fiber in here we didn’t want. I got a few bubbles in there but we will get them out because on there you will see, on this bigger fly there is a way to work that. There are bubbles at and you do it by twirling the epoxy when you put it on. To get it into place you just guide this and it follows that big gob. It just follows if you take it where you want it to go. If you try to paint it on, you will get in trouble. Take another bunch. Get this side over to the bead. Follow that line up. Fill this in up to the hook eye across at top. Now, we’ll even this all out here in a second but this swirling motion, I am distributing it even but I am also getting the bubbles up.
One little air far over there that been. What I want to do here on this one is to help us put that on an angle so that the slope is leveled and I can adjust that top really easy. There you go. One little movement, get it where I want it. This is going to go right in onto the turner just like that. Just like the little fly, let that bubble go down. As soon as it hits the turner, we leave let it go.