Fly Tying Vid: Simple Sparkle Minnow

Fly Tying Vid: Simple Sparkle Minnow

This video is mostly designed to show a cool material taken from the craft world, King Cole Chunky Tinsel yarn, and to show the technique used to twist up this material sufficiently to create a one-step bushy body. This is a good all-around baitfish pattern for a variety of fish.

Hook: Eagle Claw #630 size-4 (size 1/0 to 4 work).

Bead: 3/16″ copper brass bead.

Weight: .035 lead wire.

Thread: 3/0 brown.

Tail: Brown-grizzly and tan-brown barred marabou.

Flash: 3 strands of rusty brown Krystal Flash.

Body/Hackle: Single strand of King Cole Chunky Tinsel yarn, lopped, twisted, wrapped forward, and trimmed.

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