How To Tie The Circus Peanut: 1 Year Anniversary of Fly Tying Videos

Today is a very special day for us. Our fly tying instructor, Brady, has now taught 52 different fly tying patterns! We have reached a full year of video tutorials! Wow! Please let Brady know how you have enjoyed these videos in the comments or on social media. We would love to hear your feedback. Thank you for watching and fly tying with us and continue to look for more videos every Tying Tuesday!

Nothing better than throwing a meaty streamer after some big prespawn browns in the early fall right! If articulated is your game then I am sure you have experience with this fly. Created by Russ Madden and possibly made famous by Kelly Galloup, the Circus Peanut will turn some big boys heads. Utilizing two hooks on this pattern to give the fly articulation, it is hard to beat the action it creates in the water. I like to tie it in Olive, Brown/Yellow and Black. Size up your rod and rigging as you will need it not only to throw this pattern but also for the fish it is going to attract. Big flies equal big fish!

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Circus Peanut Recipe:
1) Hook – Firehole 839 (Front) + 811 (Back)
2) Thread – Danvilles 140 Denier Tan
3) Eyes – Hareline Painted Lead Eyes Red Large
4) Tail – Marabou Blood Quills Brown + Yellow
5) Flash – Krystal Flash Rainbow
6) Body – Cactus Chenielle Root Beer Large
7) Body Hackle – Schlappen Feathers Brown + Yellow
8) Legs – Hareline Grizzly Medium Barred Rubber Legs
9) Wire Connector – Senyo’s Thin Intruder Trailer Hook Wire Orange + Copper
10) Wire Bead Spacers – Glass Tyers Beads Red

Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
Scissors – Loon 4″ Razor Scissors
Bobbin – Dr. Slick Ceramic Bobbin
Hackle Pliers – Stonfo Hackle Pliers Standard
Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish

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