Sparkle Dad- by Matt Grajewski

featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By on December 5, 2012 9:12 pm

Thread: 6/0 uni thread
Hook: size 2 2x long streamer hook
Tail: marabou and krystal flash
Body: estaz, polar chenille, schlappen, and rubber legs
Head: cone or lead eyes

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Slide cone onto hook.

Wrap a base of thread.

Tie in a clump of marabou and a few strands of krystal flash.

Tie in the estaz, then polar chenille, and then the schlappen (tie in by the tip) facing the rear of the hook.

Tie in some rubber legs about 1/3 up the hook shank.

Wrap the estaz forward.

Make wide wraps forward with the polar chenille.

Tie in a some more rubber legs behind the cone.

Wrap the schlappen forward. Try to trap as few fibers of the polar chenille as possible. Make a few extra wraps in front of the rubber legs, tight to the cone. Tie off and your finished.

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  1. Matt says:

    No go away winter so I can wade for smallies. Until then I will have to settle for catching their retarded lazy cousins in the local ponds.

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  2. RICKY says:


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  3. Gary Cima says:

    Nice fly Matt! Love the nice pics. Merry Christmas to all friends here at HATCHES!!

    Fish On!!

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  4. Mark LaPierre says:

    Cool! I’ve been tying a similar pattern for jumbo flies for bass, leech for browns. Great catcher of fish.

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  5. Lyle says:

    Great fly I tie them bigger for the monster Pike we have in Saskatchewan. They are very good for the trout here as well especially lake trout.

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  6. Mac says:

    This will be a great spring and fall fly for trout, can’t wait to give it a try on the Missouri – A bugger with legs! Good idea.

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  7. Lyle says:

    They work very well for Walleye in Saskatchewan also.

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