Published Jun 26. 2023 - 11 months ago

Squid Brush Fly

Squid are a staple foot for many saltwater fish. I know when I used to work as a deck hand on boats in California, that we would almost guarantee catches if we could find live squid to give to our customers.

They are light cream colored invertebrates, but can change to a dark red when they get agitated or excited. So I tied a darker red color for my customer, and a lighter one as well with some red hints to look like it is starting to change to the darker color.

I originally got this pattern from a guy I follow on Instagram who lives in Australia, he runs TS Adventures Instagram channel. He allowed me to tie up this pattern a few times for video. Ive since changed it to my individual needs and style of tying and hence now this is what Ive come up with.

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Here is a list of the materials I used today.
Hooks: Gamakatsu SL12S (size 1) -
Shanks: Risen Fly Tying Shank -
Thread: Veevus Power thread 140 (Brown) -
Feathers: Saddle Hackle (grizzly and brown) -
Rubber legs: I used a mix of different legs, here is a value pack of different leg styles -
Brush - I made a video on the two brushes I made for this fly -
Hard Resin: Solarez Medium Viscosity -
Flex Resin: Solarez Ultrathin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Trimming Scissors: Risen 4" Razor Scissors -
Fine Tip Scissors: Risen Spring Assist Scissors -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power -

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Martin Joergensen

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