Metalhead Egg Sucking Minnow- Mike Schmidt

featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By on March 29, 2011 10:08 am


Thread: UTC140, red
Hook: Daiichi 2457 or 2487, size 6
Bead: Nymph-Head Heavymetal Tungsten, Shrimp Pink
Body1: Poly pro yarn, red
Body2: Senyo Laser Dub, white
Body3: SLF Flash Blend, tan
Body4: Senyo Laser Dub, dark tan
Eyes: Sybai 3D epoxy eye
Epoxy: Clear Cure Goo Thick

With your Daiichi 2457 size 6 in the vise. Slide a Nymph-Head Heavy Metal Tungsten bead to the eye then create a thread dam with your red 140 denier thread to hold it in place.

Separate out a single strand of poly pro yarn and tie it in behind the eye. I usually double it back over itself to provide a stable base for the fly. Cut it to length at the bend of the hook.

Prepare a chunk of White Senyo Laser Dub by pulling anf folding fibers between your fingers, similar to how you would blend dubbing. Doing so makes the fibers lay out together and set them at approximately the same length. Tie in the Laser Dub at the tie in poinjust behind the bead and resulting in it hanging off the back of the hook.

Get a small chunk of SLF Flash Blend separated out and tie it in off the back of the hook. This material should extend about a hook legnth past the Laser dub as it will supply a little flash and wiggle at the back of the pattern.

Prepare a chunk of Dark Tan Senyo Laser Dub and tie it in on tto of the SLF s a top to the fly.

Using Crazy Glue Gel I then tack in place Sybai 3D Epoxy eyes in an appropriate color on either side. The thread base from the tie in point serves as the anchor point for the eyes, and is covered by the eyes.

Finish the fly by filling the gap on top and bottom of the eyes using Clear Cure Goo Thick epoxy. I usually put it in place between the eyes and then use a dubbin needle to shape it a bit before curing with the UV light. Be sure to pull a little up over the front edge of the eyes ensuring the eyes will not pop off.

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  1. Frank Diggle says:

    Hi Mike, I like your MES Minnow, so I shall try making a few of my own and with perhaps different hooks etc. Thanks for your pattern. Frank

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