Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago

Susquehanna Shiner

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An imitation of the small baitfish river shiner

This is my most recent imitation of the river shiner, probably the most prevalent baitfish in the area. I took the pattern from a saltwater fly tied by Mike Martinek at a United Fly Tyers´ meeting and adjusted the color scheme. The best color so far has been olive over white, but I'm tying plenty of gray/white and violet/white.

Pattern type: 
Wet fly
Difficulty: 
Easy
Materials: 
Hook
Any long shank streamer hook
Thread
Monofilament
Tail
Pearl krystal flash
Body
Holographic tinsel
Underwing
Pearl krystal flash
Wing
Bucktail (olive, grey, pink, or violet)
Eyes
Prismatic stick-on
Throat
Red fabric paint, the whole head is then coated with softex
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