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Fly-Tying Tip

February 19th, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  Winona Fly Factory]

What do Zap Glues have to do with fly fishing?

Apparently Zap Glues can be combined with wire fly tying to create some pretty authentic looking midge larva. 

Enticing trout on streams is not only a sport, but a science and an art.  The Winona Fly Fishing blog has terrific tips incorporating all three of these aspects of fly fishing.   We particularly like this one featuring Zap A Gap CA

Here’s a brief description of the process involved (note:  go directly to Winona FlyFishing blog for the complete article):

 “Taking a section of Ultra Wire (size BR) I wrap tight kissing turns the length of the hook shank on this Dia-Riki 135 Scud Hook (#20). To cleanly remove both tag ends wiggle the wire against the hook shank until it pops free, I often use a pair of forceps to aid me in this to save on the amount of wire I use. Use your (dirty in my case) fingernails to push the wire together removing as much of the gap between wraps as possible. Once finished use a thin layer of Zap-a-Gap to seal the wire and adhere it to the hook. This method allows for a neat, thin, segmented body without cluttering the hook with thread. I find it to be very effective but I should note: Allow the Glue to DRY! before touching it. If you do not you will ruin the nice clear finish that allows you to see the wire properly.”

Here’s recent video posted on the same site to motivate you to want to get out there and fly fish now!  Go Get ‘Em!