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/ Chenille / Craft Fur / Estaz / Flash / olive /
tied by Chalk
Fly Type: General Saltwater,
Target Species: Redfish,
Recommended Region: Southeast US,
Imitation: Crabs, Shrimp/Prawns,
Hook: Mustad 34007 size 2 or 4.
Thread: Olive Ultra Thread 140
Tail: Copper Crystal Flash, select tan craft fur and burnt mono eyes
Egg Sac: Ice chenille large orange
Body: Estaz Grande Root Beer
Head: 1/8 eyes
Weed Guard: 20-pound hard mason mono
Tying Instructions: It's basically a mangrove critter with one difference, the body is wrapped with Estaz Grande vice yarn.
Wrap hook shank with thread to just past the barb
Tie in flash twice the length of the hook
Then do two wraps with the Ice chenille large orange
Next add the burnt mono eyes
Now tie in the craft fur tail, length is twice the hook
Now bar the tail with a brown magic marker
Tie in the Estaz Grande.
Wrap thread forward and tie in the dumb bell eyes
Tie in the weed guard
Now palmer the estaz forward, stroking it as you wrap it to the dumb bell eyes
Tie off the estaz
Wrap thread forward and whip finish and head cement.
Presentation Tips: I suspect that this will be a better summer fly being that it is kinda sparkly, but I am going to give it a try hopefully this weekend.
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