by Fly Fisherman

Weighting the bodies is done with strips of flattened lead, lead wire, copper wire, or some metal substance soft enough to handle and heavy enough to add somewhat to the weight of the fly. The hook is wrapped with tying thread to give the wire or substance a base and is wound on the hook after treating the thread on the hook with cement. The area to be covered is necessarily just short of the body length or section that will be covered by materials. After winding the lead it should be wound with tying thread and again cemented before the construction of the fly begins.

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