The Global FlyFisher
Simply the Best Place to go for Online Fly Fishing and Fly Tyinghttp://globalflyfisher.com/video/buck-tail-glass-minnow
Buck Tail Glass Minnow
Glass minnow flies are made to mimic a small transparent baitfish. Generally they are tied wispy in order to be slightly transparent. This fly I am using bucktail instead of synthetic materials. Most of my glass minnows have been tied with synthetics in the past, but this will use the old standard for streamers which is bucktail. The material moves uniquely in the water, in a way that synthetics cannot imitate just yet.
This fly is able to be fished in both fresh and salt water. You can shrink the size of the hook a bit to accommodate the fish you are fishing for. This size hook works great for most freshwater bass, striper, redfish, seatrout, and any other saltwater species, but to fish some smaller trout on lakes or rivers, you might want to get the hook a bit smaller.
Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 size 1/0
Body wrap: Silver diamond braid
Body wing: White buck tail
Eyes: 3D adhesive back eyes
Epoxy: Solarez "Bone Dry" UV curing epoxy