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Old 13-04-2013, 07:37 PM
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Default Minnow Streamers

Materials used are
Hooks: size 8 long shank, I've tried it with a super grub in the SBS but in future will stick to long shanks
Bead: something heavy 3.5-4.5mm
Thread: your choice ive used power silk for this one but utc 70 works well
Fibre: Funky Fibre in tan, black and white then some sort of flash I've used tundra flair that has gold, copper, green/blue and some black in it but flashabou in copper or gold would do.

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Slide on a tungsten bead and attach your thread in front leaving a 3-4mm gap
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jump the thread over the bead and fix it in position
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Tie in a small whispy amount of black funky fibre
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Then tie in a small amount of flash material
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Take a small amount of funky in white and tan, these need to be double length of the finished fly approx 3.5-4"
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Tie both in behind the bead then jump the thread in front of the bead, pull both bits forward and tie down.
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Fold both bits of material back over the bead and feather them to cover the bead then tie down
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tie in 2 small amounts of funky fibre facing forwards then fold these back and tie in
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Feather the materials out with your fingers then trim to the desired shape reworking the fibres and tolling them between your fingers
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Once your happy with the finished shape use some Resin over the bead and pull it backwards through the fibres to create a streamlined head
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Attach some eyes (optional) then seal over them
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For the one in the photos I tried it with a size 8 heavy grub hook but I'd recommend to stick to a long shank pattern
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Old 14-04-2013, 06:18 PM
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Very nice, many thanks for doing a SBS.
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Cheers for the SBS mate, will be knocking a few of them up for sure
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Edited it now chaps so it should make sense and be easier to follow.

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Thanks for the sbs
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Saw Mart fishing with these today and they look good in the water, I would'nt be surprised if you caught pike on those too, especially little jacks

Good job buddy
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Nice looking fly. Are you using these for Trout?
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Nice SBS
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Any of these for sale?
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Nice looking fly. Are you using these for Trout?
Yes wild brownies hit them hard, but I've had a couple of small pike on them from trout pools and can't see many perch turning them down
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