Mayan Cichlid Clouser
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 C68S SS Hook (#2)
- Danville Flat Waxed Thread, 210, Black
- Painted Dumbbell Eyes, Medium, Yellow
- Krystal Flash, Olive/ Pearl
- Bucktail, Orange (barring w Black Sharpie)
- Sili Legs, Barred Orange, Orange Flake
- Rabbit, Cross Cut, Red
Design Inspiration & Detail
This fly was designed and tied by Jesus Mora of Salty River Fly Company in Naples, FL. A unique part of this fly are the opposing colors of orange (bucktail) and green (Crystal Flash). For some reason these colors work well together. It catches fish, so something is working.
Over the last several years, Jesus spent most of his time fly-fishing the Gulf side of Florida, including a good portion of the Everglades and 10,000 Islands. A majority of his fly-fishing is done on foot, wading with alligators and the occasional python. These are testing grounds for some of his original and creative fly designs. To learn more about Jesus and his line of fly patterns, see our post on Salty River Fly Company.
This particular fly was designed to attract all varieties of freshwater Bass – although several features in the fly can also pass it for a shrimp pattern. It’s a versatile fly none the less. Bonefish, Permit, and other predatory fish will hit it as well.