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Susquehanna Shiner


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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.

Susquehanna Shiner
TypeWet fly
Difficulty
Easy
Target species
Brown trout
Smallmouth bass

Materials
HookAny long shank streamer hook
ThreadMonofilament
TailPearl krystal flash
BodyHolographic tinsel
UnderwingPearl krystal flash
WingBucktail (olive, grey, pink, or violet)
EyesPrismatic stick-on
ThroatRed fabric paint, the whole head is then coated with softex


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