Coffee's Sparkle Minnow SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    842
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    [​IMG]

    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

    [​IMG]



    wrap some lead free wire on hook

    [​IMG]



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

    [​IMG]



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

    [​IMG]



    measure marabou (shank length)

    [​IMG]



    tie in and wrap forward to lead

    [​IMG]



    repeat with olive marabou

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    tie in Krystal Flash on near side

    [​IMG]



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

    [​IMG]



    tie in pearl dubbing brush on underside of hook

    [​IMG]



    tie in chartreuse dubbing brush on top of hook

    [​IMG]



    start chartreuse forward, sweeping fibers back

    [​IMG]



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

    [​IMG]



    pull belly brush forward on underside of fly and tie down

    [​IMG]



    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

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    couple swipes on the back with a black Sharpie is optional

    [​IMG]


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

    Regards,
    Scott
     
    GAT, Jeff Dodd and Jackd like this.
  2. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Messages:
    4,339
    Media:
    118
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Location:
    Everett, Washington, USA.
    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.
     

Share This Page