How To Tie The Peacock’s Eye Ice Dub Thin Mint: Fly Tying Video

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! We have our very first Tying Tuesday that falls on Christmas. We thought that this one looked like a Christmas Tree. 🙂 We hope you have a wonderful day today and enjoy this tie!

The traditional thin mint is tied with a little less work and a lot less flash. Depending on how or where you fish it, the thin mint can imitate a variety of things in the water. From small bait fish to leeches fish it how you want it. The standard thin mint is tied with olive, brown, and black as the tail, a peacock herl body, brown hackle, wire, and a gold bead. Spicing it up a little can change the way it fishes so make sure you know what’s at the end of your line.

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Peacock’s Eye Ice Dub Thin Mint Ingredients List / Recipe:

Hook – Firehole Outdoors 811
Beads – Firehole Stones Fire Orange
Thread – Veevus 14/0 Black
Dubbing – Ice Dub Peacock’s Eye
Body – MFC Barred Schlappen Brown/Black
Tail – Marabou Blood Quills Brown, Black, + Olive

Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Peak Vise
Loon Fly Tying Tool Kit

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Learn how to tie the Peacock's Eye Ice Dub Thin Mint: Fly Tying Video


6 thoughts on “How To Tie The Peacock’s Eye Ice Dub Thin Mint: Fly Tying Video

  1. Hi there! I know this video is from a while back, but the video says it’s private now and will not play! This pattern looks pretty sweet and I’d love to learn how to tie it! Is there something wrong on my end, or is there something you guys can do to make it public? Thanks! Y’all are awesome.

    1. Hey Colton, we just got this fixed for ya! Check the pattern out and let us know what you think! Thanks.

  2. I ‘m confused! You’re discussing the 811 hook and your thread is towards the bead. Then there’s an edit point in the video, around the 6:31 mark, and you’re discussing the barred schlappen. At this point, your thread from your bobbin is now by the bend in the hook and there’s a long thread hanging down from the fly that was not there before. How did that thread get there? I understand why it is there, it’s for the dubbing, but how did it get there? What did I miss? The video doesn’t show us that thread being put in place. Since the edit happens with the bobbin and thread at the bead, seeing how, and when, that dangling thread got there would be helpful and greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    1. Hi Jg, I asked Max about your question and here is what he had to say. I hope this helps and thanks for asking.

      “While our film guy was making edits he cut out the part where I make the dubbing loop. In order to make a dubbing loop you bring your thread just shy of the back of the fly. From there you extend your bobbin with about 12” of thread. You are going to half the thread you pulled out by putting your finger in between your bobbin and the fly. While still holding/pinning the thread in your left hand, you bring the bobbin back up to the fly capturing the now two pieces of thread making a loop. Keep holding your loop and work the thread wraps back to the tail of the fly. Use your dubbing spinner/tool in your loop and let it hang while the work bobbin back to behind the bead. From there you can add your material into the loop and spin. I will use this technique and demonstrate on a future tie.”

      1. Thanks for the reply. I THINK I understand what Max did, would love to have been able to see it, but I won’t know for sure until I try to tie the fly and reach that step. As a guy who spent 20 years as a videographer, please tell the editor he can’t cut out an enter step w/o compromising the video for beginner tyers. I am sure guys that have been tying for years were able to fill in the missing video based on experience, but these videos usually appeal more to beginners because the guys with years of experience – like Max – are making their own videos of their own flies.

      2. Hi Jg, Thanks for the additional info. We will definitely keep that in mind going forward. Max said that he will be using the same technique in an upcoming video as well and will make sure there is more detail. Thanks again!

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