“These steps will walk you through the process of stacking EP fibers in order to create the perfect baitfish every single time!” – Capt. Jesse Males
With the amount of people asking me about EP fiber baitfish patterns, this video is long overdue. When I first started putting together tying videos I did a video on the classic way to tie a quick and efficient EP fiber baitfish. You can find that video by CLICKING HERE! However, this new video is going to cover a technique called ‘stacking’ which I did not cover in the original video.
Stacking EP fibers allows for you to create a profile that is extremely realistic and also gives you more options to blend colors very easily.
The main thing to focus on when tying this fly is selecting your fibers. It is important to use two smaller portions for the tail section and two thicker portions to build up the body. Below is a snapshot from the video of what your fibers should look like before you start tying.
As you will see in the video, the skinny stack of fibers gets cut into halves and the thick group gets cut into quarters. The way these groups are proportioned and the way they are secured to the hook shank will determine how the fly looks after you are all said and done.
When trimming the fly, be sure to go slow and shave just a little at a time. I can’t tell you how many of these flies I have ruined by chopping off too much. Take it slow.
If you have any questions about tying this fly, feel free to shoot me an email at backwaterflyfishing@yahoo.
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Keep your hearts right, and your lines tight!