Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Waxy the Waxworm Step By Step- Smhaen Bobbin Holder, Virtual Nymph Nymph Skin & Japanese Nymph Legs

Waxworms are the larva of wax moths, which belong to the family Pyralidae. In the wild, they live as nest parasites in bee colonies. They eat cocoons, pollen, skin sheds of bees, and beeswax, thus the name. Beekeepers consider waxworms to be pests. They are also being used in the bio-degradation of polyethylene plastic. Many species of fish love to consume them. 

 Wrap .020 lead wire.

 Use a heavy flat thread (Veevus 240) to cover the lead and create the taper.

Use the Japanese Nymph Legs to create the legs.

Secure the first "U shaped" set in place.

Repeat the process with the center set of legs. 

Repeat the process with the forelegs.

Cut one end at an angle for an easy tie in.

Secure the Nymph Skin in place and advance the thread bobbin holder to behind the eye. 

Wind the Nymph Skin forward.  

 Mark the rear end with a waterproof marker.

Rib the body with the mono thread.

Whip finish and remove the second bobbin holder.

Mark to your liking (back and the tips of  each leg)

Use a blender marker to help blend the colors.

Coat the head with the UV resin.

Cure with a UV light for at 12-15 seconds.

Coat the tips of the legs with the UV resin so the color stays.

Coat the entire surface with the UV resin using a micro brush.

Cure the UV resin with the UV light. You can stop here or continue on to the next steps.

Cure the UV resin with the UV light for 12-15 seconds.

Continue this process all the way to the back.

Finished product. Fish love it.

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