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The Gremmie Surf Fly

Materials List:
Hook -
Mustad 3407, sizes 2 to 6, sharpen it!
Thread -
Flourscent Red
Tail -
Three strands of Pearl Krystal Flash under a clump of red marabou tips.
Abdomen -
Two turns of orange yarn.
Eyes -
7/32 brass or black dumbell, tied on top of the shank  about one third of the way back from the hook eye.
Wing -
Red marabou tips slightly shorter than the tail, tied on directly behind the eyes with butts tied down over the "handle" of the dumbell.
Lateral line -
Two strands of Silver Krystal Flash tied in front of the eyes to lie along each side of the hook shank.
Throat - 1/8 inch clump of deer hair died red (or red Ocean Hair), tied in directly behind the hook eye and extending just past the hook bend.
Topping - Red marabou feather tip tied as a cockscomb to stand foward of the dumb bell eyes, its length such that when wet and folded back it is shorter than the wing tied in behind the eyes.  Note: One crosswrap back over the dumbell helps tilt the feather into the correct, slightly back from right angle position.

Glue and knot the thread at every step.  To prevent rust on salt water flies, rinse them in fresh water after use.

Pattern by: Gary Bulla (this recipe appeared in California Fly Fisher June 1999).


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