Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Silly Putty Spoon Flies

Fly Tyer magazine had a how to on spoon flies, so I gave it a shot and here are my results. I was really surprised at how easy it was to do. Using the silly putty as a mold is a great help and made it very easy. I intend to do some really creative spoon flies, but just wanted to see how it would work out at first. Now I have fingernail polish in an array of colors to add to the cluttered fly tying table. I hope the bass enjoy these little guys, but I do think they are intended for saltwater. I used silly putty for mold, and clear cure goo as the body. Use a toddler spoon to make shape fill with goo, put slightly bent threaded hook in goo, cure and then design. Next spoon fly will be a New York Jets Spoon Fly.


Mike said...

You should try putting a thin layer down, then sprinkle fairy dust and then another thin layer to complete the look! They would be so sexy!

Zach said...

I saw and loved that spoon fly article. What a time saver. Much better than shaping and rotating in the vise.

Anthony (CastingAround) said...

Awesome idea. I'll have to give this a try, ingenious use of silly putty.