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How to Tie a Chubby Chernobyl

August 7, 2018 By: Marshall Cutchin

Producer: Tim Flagler

“This is the Chubby Chernobyl. It’s the beefier cousin of the venerable Chernobyl Ant. Big, super-visible, it floats like a cork and works like a charm.

For a hook, I’m going to use a Dai-Riki #710 in size 8. Begin by getting the hook firmly secured in the jaws of your tying vise.

For thread, I’ve loaded a bobbin with a spool of UTC 140 Denier in a color called olive green. Get your thread started on the hook shank leaving a bit of space behind the eye and take a few wraps rearward before snipping off the tag.”