Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Attractor Flies Using Sequins

There are many different styles of attractor flies, and at certain times they can be very productive. A number of years ago I discovered a very unconventional pattern that worked very well for me. It was called the Silver Flash and was tied using sequins which are very attractive. They are ordinarily used on clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes and accessories, but I found that they also drew the attention of a variety of fish, especially salmon. Many colors are available.

Materials to tie the Silver Flash: 

Hook:  9672 Mustad, sizes 2-6
Thread:  White 3/0 Monocord
Tail:  Pearlescent Krystal Flash
Body:  Hot pink or red cactus chenille
Throat:  Pink hackle fibers
Wing:  Pink craft yarn or calftail
Sides:  Silver or pearlescent Sequins

Step 1. Cut eleven discs from the sequin strip and snip the center piece out.

Step 2. Tie in the tail and attach the sequins at the tail with 8-10 wraps. Tie chenille in at the hook bend.

Step 3. Wrap the chenille forward and grasp both ends of the sequins and pull them forward. Tie each one off on the side of hook.

Step 4. Tie in the pink throat and wing and cement the fly head. 

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