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/ Krystal Flash
/ peacock herl
Erie Candy tied by letumgoFly Type: Streamers
, Target Species: Freshwater Bass
, Recommended Region: Northeast US
, Imitation: General Baitfish
, Material List:
Hook: Mustad 9672 Streamer Hook (Sizes 4, 6 or 8)
Thread: White 6/0 Uni-Thread
Gills: Two (2) strands of Danville Rayon Floss
Wing (from Bottom to Top): White Superhair, Silver Krystal Flash, Opal Mirage Freshwater Flashabou, Olive Superhair, and Peacock Herl overwing).
The color combination can be changed to match bait fish in your local area.
Eyes: 3/16 inch Gold Holographic 3D stick-on eyes by Hairline
Cheeks: 1/8 in. diameter Pearl Flexi-cordTying Instructions:
Tie fly from back to front, with the high tying method (each item is tied on in front of and over previous layer).
I find it easiest to tie in these materials in small bundles and then fold them over the fly tying thread. This helps with the precise placement of the materials and also ensures the the slippery synthetics do not slip out later.
The head of the fly should be coated with epoxy or Soft Body to give it the look and dimensions of at real minnow.Presentation Tips:
Strip-pause presentation to imitate a minnow/small bait fish.