Recreate this fly 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.
- Owner, Gorilla Light, Hook (#4)
- Danville Flat Waxed Thread, 210, Fluorescent Orange
- Lead Dumbbell Eyes, Medium
- Krystal Flash, Pearl
- Bendy Straw, Coral
- Push Pins, Small, Mint
Design Inspiration & Detail
This fly was designed and tied by Jesus Mora of Salty River Fly Company in Naples, FL. Origami skills are necessary to create this critter. A variety of colors for Krystal Flash can be used – Red/ Pearl, UV Pearl, Black/ Pearl, Fluorescent Fire Orange, etc. Sewing push-pins are used for the eyes – use any color that works. Simply push each pin through, using wire cutters to cut the excess pin away. Leave at least 1/8″ to keep the pin-head anchored. Jesus indicated his web site and You-Tube channel will have a video on how to fold this fly in the next few weeks or so.
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 Permit and Bonefish – many other species will also take the fly.