The original gold Crystal D was designed in 2005 as a saltwater utility fly, appealing to Snook Sea trout, Redfish, Snapper, Jacks, and myriad other species. The idea behind the pattern was to develop a fly that would provide the same flashy appearance as a gold spoon without the wobble. For clear water situation this pattern has been modified with white and translucent materials. One of the keys to the fly’s effectiveness is its larger profile yet light presentation. This fly was designed to imitate small baitfish and can be fished effectively in both shallow and deep water conditions.
This is the forth installment of Snook Flies. To read the rest of the interview, and for the complete step-by-step instructions for tying this snook fly and 7 more, download your copy of Snook Flies at www.saltyflytying.com.
165 page downloadable pdf. is illustrated with ultra-hi resolution step-by-step instructions, click the link, or icon to download your copy today. $14.99 The paperback version should be available just in time for Christmas. Detailed instructions for tying Joe Mahler’s Straw Boss, Dave Johnson’s Petticoat Streamer, Pete Squibb’s Dirty Squibbster, Drei Stroman’s Crystal D, Bill Baldus’s Neon Knight, Nicholas Davis’s Lightsaber Pilchard, Steve Gibson’s DT Special variation, and my go to the Captiva Cannibal.
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