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Articulated Sparkle Minnow Fly Pattern Tutorial

Coffey's Sparkle Minnow is a fly that I always have in my streamer box. It works. There is no need to substitute materials or change anything about it. I do like articulated flies and using the new Spawn Fly Fish bent shanks it makes it soooo easy. There are a few other tweaks added to the fly to help with profile, but the key is to build that taper as you progress through the body to the head of the fly.

Materials:

Thread: Semperfli waxed thread 6/0

Hook: Ahrex SA280 Minnow #4

Shank: Spawn Fly Fish 60 Degree 20 mm jig Shank

Bead: Firehole Outdoors 4.5mm Slotted Tungsten bead

Tail/Head: Natures Spirit Fish hunter marabou Brown Olive and White UV

Flash: Copper Krystal Flash

Body: Gold Ice dub and UV Pearl Ice Dub

Hackle: Whiting Farms Brahma Hen Saddle

Glue: Z-ment for body, Bone Dry UV for finishing the heads of each section.

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