Flyfishing for predators have been very popular for many years in Europe and Scandinavia – in the recent years flyfishing especially for perch has grown in popularity. If you have a look in the flybox among some of the most successful flyfishers, a upside-down jig style baitfish pattern called Martins Minnow will often be present. UK based flyfisher and flytyer Martin Smith invented this fly many ears ago and it is more a fly-style than a specific pattern – the key to success is the jig-hook and the heavy bead that gives the fly the movement. In this video Søren Flarup from Ahrex demonstrates the tying of his version of Martins Minnow.
Hook: Ahrex FW550 Mini Jig # 4
Weight: Slotted Bead – 4.5 mm
Thread: UTC 140 D – tan
Wing: Crystal Flesh, Bucktail White and Crystal Flesh, Fire Tiger + strands of Silver Holographic Angel Hair
Eyes: 3D Eyes, 5 mm. silver
Head: Pro Sportfisher UV Resin
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