Fly Patterns

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.

Fly-Tying Materials

  • 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.

Target Species

This particular fly was designed to attract Snook and Redfish – jacks many other species will also take the fly.

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