Published Feb 26. 2021 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Feb 26. 2021

Mini Surf Candy

Bob Popovic was the originator of the surf candy. He tied these to mimic sand eels and small baitfish. They still work today many years later and are a staple in many saltwater Fishermans boxes. They are fairly easy to tie, however the epoxy work tends to take some time if you want it done right. But you can tie up a few of these quickly. I find they work great for freshwater fish as well as saltwater. It is a great pattern to mimic small fry in freshwater. The colors also are endless, and I have seen people tie these with craft fur, ep fiber, bucktail, flashy dubbing and more. They are very versatile. The best part is, because of all the epoxy, they are quite durable. You will rarely have one fall apart on you. Even some of the most toothy fish will not be able to damage the thread and unravel this fly.

As always I list the materials below for your reference. Feel free to change up the materials and/or colors.

Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 size 1 - https://amzn.to/3qF6CF8
Thread: Danville ultra fine monofilament thread - https://amzn.to/37CZEZR
Fiber: FTD Crystal Web (white and chartreuse) - https://www.flytyersdungeon.com/Materials/Chart_Crystal_Web_Flash.htm
Flash: lateral scale flashabou (opal mirage) - https://amzn.to/3pC4ug8
Resin (Thick): Solarez Thick Formula - https://amzn.to/37EUNYd
Resin (Thin): Solarez Thin Formula - https://amzn.to/37CiAaW
Resin (Ultra Thin): Solarez Ultra Thin Formula - https://amzn.to/3dEX758

Tools.....
Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Scissors: Risen all purpose 4" - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Bodkin - Pin Vise - https://amzn.to/2EQYQ4S
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/

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