Step 1: Insert the cutter into the drill chuck and tighten.
Step 2: With the block over a hole or soft surface, engage the drill at full speed and press firmly. Usually you will want to hold the block you are using.
Step 3: Remove the plug. This step is made easier if the cutter is dipped in soapy water before the plug is cut.
Step 4: Push a bodkin through the center of the plug. A long needle about the diameter of the prepared hook shank works best.
Step 5: Heat the end of the bodkin and pull back through the plug. A candle works as well as the alcohol lamp.
Step 6: After pushing onto the mandrel of the high speed rotary tool, shape with sandpaper. A sanding block helps. Fine sandpaper (220 to 300 grit) works best. Tool should run at at least 4,000 RPM. helps. Fine sandpaper (220 to 300 grit) works best. Tool should run at at least 4,000 RPM.
Step 7: Prepare the hook shank(in this case a tail was added) and coat with a thin layer of epoxy.
Step 8: Slide the body over the hook shank. Use a round toothpick to remove any excess epoxy.
A few of our favorite bugs. The white foam is easily colored with felt tip markers. With Bugs this effective, please PRACTICE catch and release.