SBS Coffee's Sparkle Minnow SBS


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Looking forward to trying these on walleyes this spring. Pretty simple fly to tie; making the dubbing brushes (not shown; you folks know how to make them better than I do) took about as long as the rest of the fly.

hook - Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Uni 8/0 white
weight - lead free wire .030
tail - marabou white/olive
flash - Krystal Flash pearl
body - dubbing brush EP Flash chartreuse
belly - dubbing brush Ice Dub pearl
head - 1/4" cone silver

mash barb and slide cone on hook

wrap some lead free wire on hook

push the wire forward into the cone, locking it against the eye

attach thread, wrap the lead and move it back to point above the hook barb

measure marabou (shank length)

tie in and wrap forward to lead

repeat with olive marabou

tie in Krystal Flash on near side

fold tag ends over to far side and wrap back to tail

tie in pearl dubbing brush on underside of hook

tie in chartreuse dubbing brush on top of hook

start chartreuse forward, sweeping fibers back

continue forward to cone and tie off; sweep fibers up and back

pull belly brush forward on underside of fly and tie down

take brush back along near side, go over the back of the hook bend and under the tail, then pull forward on far side and tie off (creates a fuller belly, maybe not necessary but I like how it looks); tie off and SHHAN

couple swipes on the back with a black Sharpie is optional

Change colors as you see fit (a baby brown trout would look neat).



Indi "Ira" Jones
Thanks Scott, I think that I'll use Simi Seal versus a dubbing brush. I think Browns at Pass will like this with a slightly different color scheme when they are into the minnows.