Fly Patterns

Crystal Minnow: Pin Stripe


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 (#4)
  • UTC 210, Fluorescent Pink
  • Brass Eyes, Medium, Nickel
  • EP Fibers, Pink
  • Krystal Flash, Rainbow Pearl
  • Krystal Flash Chenille, Medium, Pearl
  • 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 on the beaches of West Florida and 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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