First I get my foam sheet, Mylar sheet and cutting wheel.
Notice the foam has a sticky back. This makes it much
easier to attach the Mylar sheet.
I cut off a strip of foam just a bit longer than the bodies
I am making. I cut the Mylar sheeting just a bit larger to
make applying it to the foam a little easier.
Peel the backing off of the foam to expose the sticky
coating and apply it to the Mylar sheet. I have found
that if I do not want wrinkles and air bubbles between
the foam and Mylar, it works best to begin at one end
and apply in one direction, kind of rolling it onto
the Mylar sheet.
I then cut off a strip of the coated foam in the size
I need and draw or trace the shape of my crease fly body.
I then cut out the shape, add eyes, and I am ready to go.
Sometimes I will add stick on doll eyes or something, but
usually just draw them with a permanent marker. Then when
they wear off I can just redraw them and continue fishing.
In this manner, you can easily whip out a bunch of bodies
and have a good supply of crease flies very quickly. Have Fun!
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