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Tying the Primary Skirt:

First you need a vice extension to hold your coil spring in your tying vice. An allen key makes a great vice extension or you can also make you own using a three inch scrap piece of 0.062" wire shaft and forming a 90-degree bend on one end using your needle nose pliers (figure 1).

figure 1

Lock your vice extension in the jaws of your tying vice. Now thread the coil onto the extension and lock it firmly in the vice so that the coil spring can not move on you.

Using your thread and bobbin lay a solid base of thread on your coil spring by wrapping thread back and forth several times until the coil is covered with tread. Generously coat your threaded coil with head cement and allow to dry for a few moments (figure 2).


figure 2

While the head cement is drying on your coil spring you can open your package of 20" long Magnum Flashabou. You will tie two flashabou skirts, one larger primary skirt and a smaller secondary skirt so you will have to divide the package of flashabou before tying.

First cut your 20" hank in half, next combine all the material into a one large pile. The flashabou should now be approximately 10 inches long. Now divide the pile into two new piles with approximately 2/3rds going to one pile and 1/3rd going to the second pile (Figure 3).

figure 3

Test the head cement on your coil by touching it. If it is wet or sticky to touch you should let it dry longer.

Using the larger pile evenly distribute the flashabou around the coil, tying them at their mid point. Use head cement often. Half hitch and cement again. Allow cement to dry.

Your primary skirt is now complete (figure 4).


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