Squid are a staple foot for many saltwater fish. I know when I used to work as a deck hand on boats in California, that we would almost guarantee catches if we could find live squid to give to our customers.
They are light cream colored invertebrates, but can change to a dark red when they get agitated or excited. So I tied a darker red color for my customer, and a lighter one as well with some red hints to look like it is starting to change to the darker color.
I originally got this pattern from a guy I follow on Instagram who lives in Australia, he runs TS Adventures Instagram channel. He allowed me to tie up this pattern a few times for video. Ive since changed it to my individual needs and style of tying and hence now this is what Ive come up with.
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Here is a list of the materials I used today.
Hooks: Gamakatsu SL12S (size 1) – amzn.to/4688oUs
Shanks: Risen Fly Tying Shank – www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/articulated-shanks
Thread: Veevus Power thread 140 (Brown) – amzn.to/3qQmGsN
Feathers: Saddle Hackle (grizzly and brown) – amzn.to/3p8l5xQ
Rubber legs: I used a mix of different legs, here is a value pack of different leg styles – amzn.to/3JkeM1f
Brush – I made a video on the two brushes I made for this fly – youtu.be/X0TzxSF2nxw
Hard Resin: Solarez Medium Viscosity – solarez.com/fly-tie-medium-viscosity.html
Flex Resin: Solarez Ultrathin – solarez.com/fly-tie-ultra-thin-bone-dry-clear.html
Vise: Renzetti Traveler – amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec – amzn.to/2YWOf39
Trimming Scissors: Risen 4″ Razor Scissors – www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/products/4-razor-scissors
Fine Tip Scissors: Risen Spring Assist Scissors – www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/products/spring-assist-scissors
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass – amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench – www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power – amzn.to/3g2LouO
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