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weighting EP flies

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kzin:
I'm tying some EP fiber bait fish patterns.  Even when sparsely tied on 2/0 hooks, they barely sink.  I fished one on a sink tip line in Belize easily enough, but on a floating line?

Any suggestions on the best way to weight these flies?  Lead wire, bead or cone heads? Mid-shank or behind the eye?  I'd like a fairly slow but dependable sink rate.

thanks,

jerry

Puck:
Midshank wire wrap with fingernail polish overlay.

Tie a few with specific number of wraps, and see what works best for what you need.  The difficult part is keeping records, so what I do is associate thread color with number of wraps.

Good luck.

Puck

kzin:
Thanks,  I'll try that.

jerry

Golden:
Weigh to go Puckster! ;D

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