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This fly I am calling the Silky Minnow, because it uses water silk fiber from fly tiers dungeon. This material flows well in the water, and has interesting movement. It is sort of a high tie type of tying style, and will swim very well. It can almost hover in the water, and sinks very slowly making for good movement when targeting finicky fish. Short and soft tugs will make the fly jerk like a dying baitfish, then sink slowly slightly angled head down, just like a dying baitfish would. Hook: Gamakatsu B10S - Size 6 ; Or you could use Gamakatsu SC15 for saltwater Thread: Danville 210 Flat Waxed - Fl. Orange Hook Wrap: Pearl Tinsel Braid Belly: Pearl Starburst Dubbing Wing: Olive Water Silk Wing Accent: Peacock Hurl Eyes: 3D stick on eyes Filler Resin: Solarez "Thin Hard" UV curing resin Coating Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry" UV curing resin
Arctic wind is a new material from Fly Tyers Dungeon that is really nice. Its a dubbing, with longer fibers that allows you to tie larger flies like glass minnows. There are a number of colors and its a quality product. That being said, this fly is very versatile. With all the colors that FTD offers with Arctic Wind, you should be able to tie any baitfish imitation you want. It would work great for saltwater flies as well as freshwater flies. Its a simple tie, and you should be able to tie 5-10 each hour or more. So you can fill a box quickly. Hook: Daiichi 2220 - Size 4 Weight: Lead wire Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed - white Fiber: Arctic wind - hot white, silver gray, black and red Hook wrap: Saltwater sized Flashabou - pearl Eyes: 8mm 3D stick on eyes - silver Adhesive: Fletch tite Head: Solarez "thin hard" UV curing resin Finish: Solarez "bone dry" UV curing resin
This material is awesome to work with. Its a new blend of material made form Fly Tiers Dungeon called "Arctic Wind" and I love it. Lots of flash, and very shiny. Also the fibers are long enough for decent sized streamers. I am tying a fat head minnow pattern today. They are small brownish, white bellied, bait fish with a distinct dark lateral line. They are one of the most popular live baits in conventional fishing, and many freshwater fish eat them. This fly is about 2" long and has a very sharp jigging action. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 - size 2 Weight: "Rivers Wild" Cone head cap and .035 non-lead heavy wire Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed - brown Body materials: FTD Arctic Wind - hot white, tan, brown Lateral Line: Holographic flashabou - black Adhesive: Fletch Tite Epoxy: Solarez UV Resin - Bone Dry
This streamer is to mimic small minnows and baitfish that predator fish hunt regularly. Minnows especially. Tied in this color pattern its great for fishing in the gulf for redfish and seatrout as a finger mullet imitation, or even as a fly for fishing bass and trout in rivers or lakes as a minnow imitation. The pearl belly perfectly imitates a small baitfish with a transparent belly. Hook: Daiichi 1750 Fiber: Bull Frog Dubbing - Caddis tan, caddis brown, and caddis orange Flash: Starburst Dubbing - Pearl, tan and golden peacock Eyes: 4mm 3D eyes Head Cement and Fletch Tite for adhesive