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This small baitfish pattern is named after the childhood nickname of the originator.
This small baitfish fly can be used for Baltic sea trout all year round and it's bound to be able to catch almost anything that swims and hunts small baitfish. Just combine the colors you like. The weight is important as it gives the fly its jiggy motion.
The name of the fly is my nickname since childhood. I could not sit still.
I hope this will inspire you to use the winter months to tie the fly.
Strip two hen saddle feathers leaving the tip and the stem. Put the feathers back to back and run the stems through the Mylar tubing. Add a drop of Diamond Fine Flex on each side where the tube touched the stems and cure.
Clip into the feathers forming a V. Rather cut too little than too much. It can be adjusted later.
PS: I make several tails while watching TV. Typically ten at the time.
Slip the bead onto the hook. Cover two thirds of the hook with a thread base.
Tie your tail down firmly on the hook and add a drop of glue when you have centered it on the hook shank. That will secure the tail.
Make a dubbing loop where the tie-in point of the tail ends. Dub the loop sparingly and wrap it to form a body. Don't brush the body yet.
Slide the silver bead down against the body and wrap a little thread to secure it. Add some glue or varnish to reinforce it. The weight sits 3-4 millimeters behind the hook eye.
Make a new dubbing loop with sparse Glis'N'Glint in a hair hackle manner. Wrap it on pulling the fibers towards the tail. Form a small head. Don't brush it yet.
Mount an eye on each side with a small drop of glue, right behind the hook eye. Info: super glue and UV LCR is not the best combo, so it's important to use as little super glue as possible in order to avoid the LCR going unclear.
Now brush through the dubbing. Use a dubbing needle to loosen the fibers.
Pull the fibers slightly back and apply Diamond Fine Flex between the eyes on the top and bottom. Cure. Trim the fibers if they are too long.
PS: Try holding the fly under the tap and see what the fish sees.