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Old 05-10-2012, 08:00 AM
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Default Re: Saltwater Streamer Fly Swap, Spring 2012

The Schminnow is as easy as it gets:

Hook: Any O'Shaughnessy bend, straight eye SS hook - my go-to is a size 1 1x shank
Eyes: Black Bead Chain (some use mono, but I find that after a few fish I have a one-eyed fly as they tend to break off)
Thread: White Flat Waxed
Tail: Marabou same length as hook shank
Body: Pearl Estaz

Tie in the eyes; wrap thread to the bend; tie in the marabou (some tiers clip the tips, I don't); tie in your estaz; wrap thread to the front of the eyes; do the same with the estaz, whip finish and you're done. Too easy.
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