- Hook – Size 6 or 8
- Thread – Invisible thread
- Tail and Body – 6 to 8 strands of Crystal flash
- Eyes – Small Spotlight bling eyes ($3)
- Body coating – UV resin
- Finisher – Sally Hansen’s Hard-as-Nails
- Cover hook with thread, secure with half hitch and a little Sally Hansen’s Hard-as-Nails.
- Starting at the eye, tie in 6 to 8 strands of crystal flash. The tail should be one and half times the length of the body.
- Make two or three turns of thread towards the barb. Bring the thread back to the eye.
- Fold the longer portion of the flash over and secure both all the way to the barb. Leave the thread there.
- Wrap the long portion of the crystal flash around the hook building a fish-like body.
- Finish the body wraps at the rear of the hook. Tie off the remainder of the flash at the rear of the fly adding it to the tail.
- Return the thread to the eye and whip finish. If you don’t have invisible thread, tie off and whip finish at the rear of the fly.
- Apply two bling eyes.
- Lightly coat the fly with UV resin and cure, then finish with a very light coat of Sally Hansen’s so the fly isn’t sticky.
Another alternative cure for stickiness is to put the fly in the sun.
- Ribbon strip the tail to make the flash curly. Hold the edge of the scissors against the flash and slowly pull the scissors along the flash.
- Trim the flash at a 45 degree up or down angle. Just not straight.