A Zooplankton Pattern

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Greg, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. Greg Member

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    Gig Harbor, WA, U.S.A.
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    This is an extremely simple yet very effective impressionistic pattern for when Euphausiids and Amphipods grab the attention of Resident Silvers.


    Thread: Clear Ultra-Fine Mono
    Hook: #8 or #10 Gamakatsu SC-15
    Body: Pearl Polyflash Tubing
    Legs/Tail: Small pinch of fur cut from a Rabbit Strip
    Cement: Head Cement, Softex


    For durability, run a small bead of Softex along the shank and then wrap the polyflash from the head to the hook bend. Once there, lay another small bead of softex over the wraps you just made and then wind the polyflash forward over it.

    Effective fur color variations include white, pale pink or light olive.