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Our first mullets
A difficult vegetarian: Since the 1960's the mullets have visited the Danish and South Swedish waters from late May to late October. They feed on green weed, are easily scared and do not pay interest to flies - most of the time. Impossible - but in 2005 Kasper Mühlbach hooked one fish.
Read about this fish here
The Killer Shrimp
The Oscar Fly
|Type||Cold saltwater fly|
|Year of origin||2005|
|Tied by||Kasper Muhlbach|
|Target species||Brown trout|
Sea trout (sea run)
Steelhead (sea run)
|Hook||Streamer, size 2-6.|
|Body||Re-Flash Tubing, orange.|
|Tail||Hackle fibres, mixed yellow and orange.|
|Wing||Zonker strip, cross coloured, orange/yellow.|
|False hackle (throat)||Orange hackle fibres, let them almost reach the hook point.|
- Mix a tail from yellow and orange hackle fibres. Tie them in just above the hook bend.
- Tie in the yarn and turn it over the shank to form a nice tapered under body.
- Let the tube slide down the shank. Secure it just above the hook bend. Make 1-2 mm of the tube stand out from the secure point.
- Tie in the zonker strip. Let 1-2 mm stand out from the secure point. Avoid trapping the hair.
- Tie down the tupe at the head.
- Tie down the zonker strip at the head. Make sure to stretch it, as it gets sloppy when wet.
- Tie in a bunch of orange hackle fibres as a false hackle.
- Form a nice little head and whipfinish.
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