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Mini Surf Candy

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Bob Popovic was the originator of the surf candy. He tied these to mimic sand eels and small baitfish. They still work today many years later and are a staple in many saltwater Fishermans boxes. They are fairly easy to tie, however the epoxy work tends to take some time if you want it done right. But you can tie up a few of these quickly. I find they work great for freshwater fish as well as saltwater. It is a great pattern to mimic small fry in freshwater. The colors also are endless, and I have seen people tie these with craft fur, ep fiber, bucktail, flashy dubbing and more. They are very versatile. The best part is, because of all the epoxy, they are quite durable. You will rarely have one fall apart on you. Even some of the most toothy fish will not be able to damage the thread and unravel this fly.

 

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A fly guide here on Ms Coast said they had trouble with the “NoSeeums” , they call them, last summer until they put the blood line in.  Bonita and SpanishMackeral.

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23 hours ago, denduke said:

$.02

A fly guide here on Ms Coast said they had trouble with the “NoSeeums” , they call them, last summer until they put the blood line in.  Bonita and SpanishMackeral.

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cool fly, so it seems to me in some cases this would be necessary and very effective to change the visibility like that.  I think it depends on many factors.  Clarity of the water, type of baitfish your mimicking, etc.  

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