Published Sep 1. 2015 - 12 months ago

Mylar Minnow

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I have caught all sorts of fish on this one, from jacks, rainbow runners and garfish in the saltto grayling, perch and trout in the fresh

If any weight is required I use lead wire and push it into the piping on the side of the hook I wish to sinkie. point upp or down before I apply the epoxy.
Epoxy is one of the worlds most alargy causing chemicals, so dont get it on you. If so you should clean it off A.S.A.P. with aceton.
If you need to take a leak in the middle of a gluing seccion, bite your lip!

Pattern type: 
Cold saltwater fly
Difficulty: 
Easy
Instruction: 
  1. Tie on the thread at a point just above the hook point.
  2. Tie in a tufft of chick marabu combined with a few strands of pearl flashabu.
  3. Remove the core and thread over the hook eye a piece of braided pearl mylar tube
  4. Tie it off and glue with super glue just above hook point.
  5. Use your fingers to stretch the mylar tuing to a fish shape and tie off at the head
  6. Clip away any excess material and creat a thread head.
  7. Whip finish and glue
  8. Apply Prismatic Eyes and any markings with permanant markers required.
  9. Mix and apply some 5 minutes epoxy to the piping
  10. Allow to dry.
Materials: 
Hook
Mustad 34077 or equivelant long shank hook no.4/0 to 2
Thread
White mono waxed thread
Body
Pearl mylar tubing
Tail
Chick marabu with a few strands of pearl Flashabu
Eyes
Prismatic stick-on or equivalent
Adhesives
Super glue and Epoxy
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