Published Jan 6. 2022 - 7 months ago
Updated or edited Jan 12. 2022

Swimming Finger Mullet

This fly I created because of a request from a Customer of mine who was buying my hand tied flies. He said he wanted something like a clouser minnow, but one that was colored like a finger mullet. Now, finger mullet are big headed fish, and Clouser Minnows are thin, dainty little flies. So I set out to create a water pushing pattern, that also swam hook point up and jigged slightly like the Clouser Minnow, but could more closely represent a Mullet. And this was the final creation.

After tying this, I realized this could be a good pattern to represent a number of different baitfish. Specifically Sculpin in the fresh water with their fat front bodies, I probably would shorten up the tail a bit more though for mimicking them. And even shad, if the body is cut correctly to be more narrow and tall it could very much represent them.

The use of the dubbing brushes makes quick work of tying these flies. And you cannot go wrong with the table I use. Its made by Oasis benches and is one of the best tables Ive ever used, especially considering its on the low end of prices for tables on the market. It allows you to make up to 18" brushes, and is easy to use with less parts to break. Other tables use motors to spin the brushes which can break and are cumbersome. But this can store very neatly in a closet, and brought down easily for when you need to use it. Definitely go check this table out at https://www.oasisbenches.com/dubbing-brush-table/

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Brush #1 Materials
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Congo Hair (natures white) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/ftd-congo-hair?variant=376243...
Extra Select Craft Fur (white) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/extra-select-craft-fur?varian...
Starburst Dubbing (pearl) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/fly-tyers-dungeon-starburst-d...

Brush #1 Materials
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Congo Hair (natures white) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/ftd-congo-hair?variant=376243...
Super Hair (white) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/uv2-super-hair?variant=163766...
Starburst Dubbing (Holographic Silver) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/fly-tyers-dungeon-starburst-d...

Materials
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Hook: Gamakatsu SL11 (size 2) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/gamakatsu-sl11?variant=363129...
Thread: Veevus 140 Power Thread (gray) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/veevus-power-thread?variant=3...
Dumbell Eyes: Painted Lead Dumbbells (red/medium) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/painted-lead-eyes?variant=149...
Tail: Extra Select Craft Fur (white) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/extra-select-craft-fur?varian...
Tail Accent: Ostrich Plume (white) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/natures-spirit-ostrich-plume?...
Glue: Loctite Brush On - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/loctite-super-glue-brush-on?_...
Resin: Solarez Ultra Thin "Bone Dry" UV Curing Resin - https://www.solarez.com/product/fly-tie-ultra-thin-bone-dry/

Tools
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Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Trimming Scissors: Risen 4" Razor Scissors - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
Dubbing Brush Table: https://www.oasisbenches.com/dubbing-brush-table/
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) - https://www.solarez.com/product/uv-cure-flashlight-high-output/
Wire Cutters: https://amzn.to/3sOmdq3

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