Learn To Tie This Scaled-down Articulated Fly Pattern Modeled After the Classic Spey Flies Used to Target Salmon and Steelhead
Tying with Senyo's Micro Shank allows you to tie this spey fly pattern in sizes more suited for trout and panfish while still using the swing techniques used for targeting salmon and steelhead.
Senyo's Micro Shank was co-designed by Greg Senyo, a prominent steelhead and salmon expert who has designed many leading fly tying materials.
Senyo’s Micro Shank is a smaller, lighter version of the popular Senyo’s Articulated Shank, and is a simple, versatile solution for tying a variety of small, articulated flies such as petite trout wet flies, low-water steelhead flies, sparse streamer designs, and small traditional salmon flies. The wire diameter is small enough to directly attach to hooks as small as size #10.
The ultralight, slim, and strong shank also offers a new option for tying surface flies and brings a high degree of realistic, articulated movement to small fly design.
Shank: Fish-Skull Senyo's Micro Shank, 23 mm
Hook: Kona Universal Scud/Shrimp/Pupa (USP), size #12
Dubbing Bump: Senyo's Laser Dub
Rib: Holographic Flashabou
Underbody: Senyo's Laser Dub
Collar: EP Tarantula Brush
Collar: Rooster Saddle
Head: Loon Hard Head, black
Want More Content Like This?
Join the Flymen Mailing List at the Bottom Right of the Page!
About Brian Wise:
Brian Wise is a fly fishing guide in extreme Southern Missouri. His mainstays are the wild rainbow trout and large predatory brown trout of the North Fork of the White River, but he is also a self-proclaimed smallmouth junkie and loves the seasonal striper fishing as well. He's been the head guide at River of Life Farm for over a decade and has been featured in print such as Southern Living Magazine, Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Field and Stream, Rural Missouri Magazine, on television shows such as NBC’s Today Show, Outdoor Channel’s Ultimate Outdoors, several appearances on Outdoor Channel Outfitters, and is a Field Producer for Chasing Waters on the Pursuit Channel. He was a 2007 qualifier for the coveted Best of the West distance casting competition and won the Bennett Springs distance casting competition with a whopping cast of 106 feet. When Brian isn’t guiding, he is fishing with his two sons. His fly tying and fly fishing videos are quickly making their way to the top of the list, and the Fly Fishing the Ozarks Youtube Channel is the fastest growing channel in the fly fishing genre.