Drum Food Fly
This is a terrific pattern for redfish and black drum that are feeding on small crabs and shrimp.
- Hook- Gamakatsu SC15 size 1
- Thread- Copper Flat Waxed Nylon
- Eyes- Small lead eyes
- Tail- Orange/Black barred rubber legs
- Body-EP Streamer brush in Speckle Gold color
- Wing- Tan Craft Fur
Step 1-Start the thread wraps just behind the hook eye.
Step 2– Tie in the lead eyes and advance the thread to the bend of the hook.
Step 3– Tie in the first set of rubber legs.
Step 4– Tie in the second set of rubber legs just above the first set and trim to desires length.
Step 5– Tie in the EP streamer brush just in front of the rubber legs.
Step 6– Palmer the brush forward all the way to the lead eyes, secure the brush and trim off the excess.
Step 7– Trim the brush to the desired shape.
Step 8– Rotate the vise so the hook point is up and tie in a tuft of craft fur about an inch and half long.
Step 9– Build an even thread head, whip finish and cement. Bar the craft fur with a brown and orange permanent marker.
For central Florida residents, this fly and all materials can be purchased at Harry Goode’s Outdoor Shop located at 1231 East New Haven Ave., Melbourne, Fl. For those of you who do not live in the area just give them a call at 321-723-4751 to order the materials needed to tie this pattern. Harry Goode’s is Brevard County’s premier outdoor outfitter.