I've forgotten that we've got tyers of all levels here after some of the awesome swaps and gotten away from the step by steps. I'm gonna try and get back to this some after my vacation here. Hopefully others will be able to do the same.
A sharpie should work but make sure you use some sort of cement to cover it and protect it.
The latex will dictate how many times you palmer. Like Steve said, his latex is thicker so he doesn't have to wrap as many times. If your fly looks too thick, stretch the latex to make it thinner. If you only need two wraps, tie it in at the hook eye, palmer back and foward again.
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