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Default Glow minnow

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I tied these for night when the Walleye are hitting Emerald Shiners on or near the surface. I also tied a version with a cone head to get a bit deeper if need be.

I used glow in the dark spider web from the Halloween section of K-Mart. This stuff is awsome. It has about the exact same qualities as EP Fiber, but it glows and comes in a giant 'lifetime supply' bag for next to nothing.
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Step one lay down a good thread base and cement it. Then tie in a bit as a tail. I went about one hook length. Sorry about the blurry photo.
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next I cut up pieces about an inch long or so. lay them out to make a dubbing brush.
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I then make a dubbing loop, wax it and place the cut off spider web in it.
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I then spin the loop and place a hackle pliers on the end.
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Again, sorry about the blurry photo. Wrap it forward brushing the fibers back as you go.
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repeat if it does not make it to the end. Try not to trap fibers down as you wrap.
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When you get it up to the eye, tie and cement a head then pick out the trapped fibers all the way around the fly.
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Trim the body of the fly to the desired minnow shape. This should be packed tight enough to hold the minnow shape even when stripped through the water. I then use thick CA glue like Zap a gap and glue the eyes on.
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The cone head Version.
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