Fly of the Month - July, 2019
Thin Mint Streamer
Although fished in many places this fly is very successful on Lake Taneycomo. Probably a good pattern to have in your box when visiting Lake Taneycomo. It can be tied with various colored marabou tails, so use your imagination.
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|Hook:||Streamer hook Size 8-10 and 2XL-3XL.
|Body:||Peacock Herl. Remenber this is a THIN MINT so not too many herls.
|Weight:||Tungsten Bead per size of hook.
|Tail:||Three color of marabou - Olive, brown, and black. Add a flash of krystal flash to the tail.
Fish the Thin Mint as you would any streamer
- Slide the bead onto the hook and mount it into the vise.
- Lay a base of thread down the hook shank to the bend.
- Select three colors of marabou and size them to the hook shank length.
- Tied the marabou in place to form the tail. Trim the butt end down the shank so that body is levrl.
- Tie on a piece of krystal flash on each side of the hook for some flash. Clip off the excess.
- Tie on the wire ribbing at the bend of the hook.
- With the thread behind the bead, tie on 3-4 length of peacock herl.
- Return the thread to a point behind the bead. Wrap the peacock herl forward forming a body and tie it off behind the bead. Clip the excess herl.
- Select and size a hackle. Tie it on behind the bead butt first. Palmer the hackle to the bend and hold it in place.
- Use the wire to secure the hackle and support the peacock herl by winding it forward through the hackle (counter clockwise) and secure it behind the bead. Try to not trap the hackle barbs under the wire.
- Trim the tip of the hackle near the marabou tail and behind the bead, whip finish.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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