Crystal Minnow: Chartreuse
Recreate fly patterns at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource.
- Mustad Hook 34007SS (#8)
- UTC Thread 210, Tan
- Bead Chain Eyes, Medium, Gold
- EP Fibers, Pale Olive Minnow
- Krystal Flash, Black/ Pearl
- Krystal Flash, UV Herring Back
- Krystal Flash Chenille, Medium, Chartreuse
- Ande 40 lb Monofilament, Clear (weed guard)
Design Inspiration & Detail
Having a few Crystal Minnows in the fly-box is always a good idea – it’s a perfect rendition of a small baitfish fly that never fouls. This makes it very easy to fish. So far the fly has produced well in the backwaters of South Florida. Use white/ pinks/ peach/ chartreuse and various other pale colors with a little mirror crystal flash. Be creative and change up colors. Options for upgrading the pattern are endless.
This particular fly was designed to attract Snook and Redfish – jacks many other species will also take the fly.