Small and plentyfull sea trout food item
An oldie pattern from GFF
By Martin Joergensen
This is one of the few real imitations to be found in my boxes. The Mysids (Mysidae) are a group of marine crustaceans, that are especially abundant in the spring. They grow quite large - almost 2 centimeters or 3/4" - and are seen in many colors. my favorite is a light olive one, but I've also fished a dark brown variation with some luck.
||6-10, straight eye streamer hook. Best are of course stainless hooks for salt water resistance
||To suit color of materials
||Hares ear dubbing, natural, olive or brown dyed
||Extended body made with a dubbing loop.
||Hair hackle, palmer wise on front half of body. Made with a dubing loop from guard hair of hares mask natural, olive or brown dyed
||Scud back or any kind of elastic back material
||Small, Color of thread
- Start by preparing the eyes
- Burn a lenght of heavy monofilament in one end
- Cut and burn the other end
- You should end up with a connected pair of eyes the right lenght. It might take a few tries.
- When the eyes are good, color the red with a marker or varnish
- Tie in the thread over the barb and form a dubbing loop
- Secure the thread, and dub one strand of the loop to a length of double the hook length.
- Spin the loop with
- Fold it over behind the hook and let it unwind to form a twined, extended body
- Tie it down, and cut off rest of loop.
- Dub the body in a light taper to just after middle of hook
- Tien in a narrow piece of back material
- Form an other dubbing loop.
- Tie in eyes perpendicular to the hook shank
- Dub the front part of the body, covering the eye stalks with figure-of-eights
- Make a hair hackle from guard hairs from the hares mask
- Spin it
- Wind it over the thick front part of the body behind the ears.
- Pull the back material over the body and tie down
- Form head over the eyes, whip finish and varnish.
This will do fine as a Damsel fly nymph too, actually. A bit longer and maybe another color, and there you are.