Friday, 25 October 2013

MagicHead Baitfish

MagicHead Baitfish
A friend asked me, can you tie a Airhead pattern... I said, I will try... 

So this is my version of a hollow head baitfish pattern which I call MagicHead Baitfish, which a bit similar with the Airhead pattern.

It's simple to tie...

Material list :

Marc Petitjean Magic Head
SF Blend
Polar Flash
Mirror Flash as lateral line ( optional )
Ice Dub ( Optional )
Saltwater Hook
Deer Creek Gator eye
Deer Creek UV resin

Step by step tying instruction:

Put in Magic head to the hook, about 1/4 length of the hook shank from the eye, prepare the thread base

Tie in some Ice Dub ( optional step ) 

Fold the Ice dub, tie down... whip finish and drop a small drop of super glue to secure it

Fold the cone over

Prepare thread base, wind in at diagonal to push the cone away from the hook point
( to create a bigger gap )

Make sure the cone is away from the hook point

Tie in some SF Blend

 Spread the fibers and fold over, make sure it's covering around the cone

Repeat the steps with a longer SF Blend fibers

Repeat the steps with some Polar Flash

Tie in some mirror flash as lateral line ( optional step )

Stick the Deer Creek Gator eye

Apply 2 coat of Deer Creek Diamond UV resin

Dry the resin with UV light

Make sure you also apply some resin at the belly, so the fibers are secure to avoid it from flip over to the hook

 If you want it to sink faster, you can also wind in some lead at the hook shank before you put in the dubbing... or coating with thicker UV resin

Cheers and happy tying


  1. Those eyes are cool...never seen em before.

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