Gummy Minnow Video Fly Tying Instructions

The Gummy Minnow is a super realistic baitfish pattern that works very well for minnow eating ocean species.  The Gummy Minnow can be tied on several different color variations, such as Brown, Olive, Blue and Pearl.  The Gummy Minnow is simple, in that it is only made of 2 materials (Crystal Skin and Eyes).  But the Gummy Minnow in not necessarily easy to tie.  The Crystal Skin or “Sili Skin” can be very challenging to work with.  It is super sticky and clings to anything.  Once you get the hang of this fly and get used to working with Crystal Skin, you can begin to crank them out! Happy fly tying!

Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle

Gummy Minnow Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #1/0 – #06 Tiemco 811S
Thread: White 100 Denier Veevus GSP
Body: Pearlescent Thin Crystal Skin or Sili Skin
Back: Moss Green Thin Crystal Skin or Sili Skin
Overcoat: Clear Thin Crystal Skin or Sili Skin
Eyes: Super Pearl 3/16″ Stick On Eyes or 4mm Living Eyes
Glue: Loon Hard Head

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers

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Short on time? Here are some of the minnow Umpqua makes: Check them out here.

Learn how to tie a gummy minnow with video instructions

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