Fly Patterns

Crystal Minnow: Pink Marabou


Recreate these flies 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 (#1/0)
  • UTC Thread 210, Fluorescent Pink
  • Brass Eyes, Medium, Nickel
  • Krystal Flash, Olive/ Pearl
  • Marabou, Pink
  • Krystal Flash Chenille, Medium, Pearl
  • Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Hardener, Clear (#2103)

Design Inspiration & Detail

Southwest FL gets a reasonable amount of action with pink flies. Southwest FL also is ground-zero for action on the Schminnow or for that matter, any sort of Crystal Minnow. A Crystal Minnow with Pink Marabou brings it together, especially with the action of Marabou in the water. It’s still one of my top three flies from Captiva down into 10,000 Islands, FL.

Target Species

This particular fly was designed to attract Snook. Pompano and a variety of Jacks take it quite often. When I leave the fly on the bottom in skinny water, I occasionally get Bonefish.

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