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Fun at the Bench

Scribbles Paints and Clear Cure Goo Hydro were used to make the 3D head on this Perch Fry Streamer.

Scribbles Paints and Clear Cure Goo Hydro were used to make the 3D head on this Perch Fry Streamer.

Scribbles on your fly tying bench are awesome. No, I’m not talking about what your children, or in my case, grand children, did with their crayons. I’m talking about those fun little bottles of fabric paint you can buy at the craft store. But don’t let your little munchkins get at them unsupervised or you will have a mess.

Recently, I have undertaken the daunting task of trying to catch walleye on the fly. As of yet, I have not had the honor of hooking one of these elusive fish. But I have had more fun at the bench creating perch-looking streamers and jig flies than I ever thought I would. Using Scribbles Paints and Clear Cure Goo Hydro, you can create a good looking fly. By layering, you can create a great 3D look. As a side bonus, the trout have loved them, so my efforts have not gone in vain. They have given me great entertainment while I still wait for my first walleye.

Perch Jig-Head Fly

Perch Jig-Head Fly

These flies and jigs are not (at least for me) a quick tie. You need to let the paint dry at least 20 minutes before applying the Hydro. But if you enjoy being creative and making flies using your imagination, give them a try. You’ll be surprised how fun it is and how amazing your flies look.

On a final note, any advice on ‘eyes on the fly would be greatly appreciated. Now get at that vice and have some fun.

Perch Fry Streamer

Perch Fry Streamer