Fly Tie Tuesday is a new series where a side by side tutorial of how to tie an inshore fly will be posted up for you to try at home. Send any requests for flies to email@example.com.
It’s not a shrimp, it’s not a crab, it’s a McCritter. Kind of like a McNugget…this is a tasty orange morsel of a critter that fish just can’t resist. This is a great unweighted finesse fly for those days the fish just won’t eat anything else, or are spooked by a fly with any weight to it hitting the water.
Check it out!
- Pink deer hair bucktail
- Orange EP fiber brush w/ micro legs
- SL12S or Mustad big game long shank size 2
- EP shrimp eyes (Black or orange, I used my own mono eyes I made for this tutorial but EP eyes would be better)
- Brown hackle
- Brown thread
- Weedguard material (I use 40# clear mono for this)
Thread your hook.
Add the EP/mono eyes.
Add the pink deer hair. Judge the amount by the photo below.
Splay two brown hackle feather tips on the sides of the shank.
Tie in the EP strand by the tip of the metal wire it comes on.
Palmer the EP strand and tie off the strand with some thread wraps just under the hook eye.
Snip your EP strand and bend down the pointy piece of metal you just made by cutting the metal wire (if you dont bend it down it will cut your thread on this next step).
Make a bunch of thread wraps just under the hook eye while pulling the EP fibers towards the hook bend. Add some glue, and you’re done!