Coffee's Sparkle Minnow SBS

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

  1. ScottP Active Member

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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

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    wrap some lead free wire on hook

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

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

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    measure marabou (shank length)

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    tie in and wrap forward to lead

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    repeat with olive marabou

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    tie in Krystal Flash on near side

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

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    tie in pearl dubbing brush on underside of hook

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    tie in chartreuse dubbing brush on top of hook

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    start chartreuse forward, sweeping fibers back

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

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    pull belly brush forward on underside of fly and tie down

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    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

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    couple swipes on the back with a black Sharpie is optional

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

    Regards,
    Scott
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  2. Irafly Active Member

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    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.