This is another Internet-Poached fly that Jay Nicholas is tying to demonstrate some of the creative tying possibilities offered by Greg Senyo’s Laser Yarn.
By the way, that guy Greg is quite an interesting fellow, great tyer/angler, and a ton of fun to talk with. He is also very generous in sharing his fly tying and fishing experience. Thanks Greg.
Remember, we really do not know who actually created this particular fly, but it is easy to tie, uses cool new materials, and looks really FISH.
One thing we will bet on is this: the darn fly series will fish in all sorts of places where anadromous salmon, trout, and steelhead live, not just in the Great Lakes.
We can imagine this fly being taken as an attractor or feeding trigger or territorial defense motivator, heck, who knows what lurks in the minds of the fish we seek to catch.
Anyway, tie this white/shrimp pink Shimmering Minnow as-is or create your own color combinations and go fishing as soon as you can.
Key materials of this White/Shrimp Pink Great Lakes Shimmer Minnow steelhead and trout fly are noted as follows:
Thread – Veevus 8/0 or 10/0 red
Hook – Daiichi 1530 #6/8
Tail- Senyo’s Laser Yarn, white
Body – Blue Crystal Chenille Medium
Wing – Ice Dub Minnow Back Shimmer Fringe, Hot Pink/Purple back
Head/Collar – Senyo’s Laser Yarn, Shrimp Pink