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Mardi Gras Minnow

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Puck:
I started tying this fly as an imitation of Casey Smart's minnow.  Casey Smart's minnow

As you can see, my results didn't come out anywhere near as elegant as Casey.  But for some reason the fish seemed to like my disaster well enough.

Here is how I do it:

Tye in the Mardi Gras Beads, about 1/2 way up the hook shank.




Tie in the First layer of fur at the rear.




Tie in some Shiney stuff on top of the first layer of craft fur



Tie in a Second layer of craft fur over shiney stuff




Make a dubbing loop for craft fur



Palmer the dubbing loop all the way up to the eye of the hook.




Tie off , cut and glue.  I use CA, but others use Fabric Fusion.



Use a Metalic marker to get a layered look.



Finished, take it fishing

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