Properly spinning and shave-shaping deer hair is one of the most challenging in fly tying, but the fish attracting successes of patterns utilising it make it an imperative to learn “how”.
Patterns using the spun deer hair technique are generally large and also fairly involved, which tends to intimidate many tyers.
Bob Popovics’ Surf Candy is the epoxy streamer fly that started a revolution in modern fly patterns for saltwater gamefish. This tough epoxy streamer tied with synthetic materials is a perfect imitation of small, slender baitfish like silversides, sand eels, and small anchovies.
The Squimp Fly is very simple to tie, but lethal for countless flats species.
The Squimp fly very closely imitates a small shrimp, which is the main forage for any bonefish. It also works for other saltwater flats fishes.
The Squimp fly can be tied in many colour variations.
- Hook: Size 4 2x shank.
- Thread: Tan/fawn, orange, pink. Your choice to suit Craft fur colour.
- Body: Craft fur body. Colour tan/fawn, orange, pink ( I also used some bucktail).
- Dumbell weight and maybe some lead wire as well.
- Eyes: Burnt mono or fine bead on mono.