Saltwater flies: Sandeel
Predator fly angler, bass fanatic and lure tying expert Dave Lindsay begins a saltwater lure tying series on Planet Sea Fishing. Over the coming months he will identify and discuss some deadly patterns before demonstrating exactly how to make them. He begins with how to tie a highly effective sandeel fly which is deadly for bass, pollack and mackerel among others.
The natural sandeel is a hugely effective bait for saltwater fish across Europe, the Mediterranean and the Baltic. Sandeel is the staple prey for popular sport species such as sea trout, bass, mackerel, garfish and pollack. Fished alive or dead, it is one of the most widely used baits by both shore and boat anglers. Saltwater fly anglers know the pulling power of sandeels and few would venture out without a few sandeel mimics in their lure repertoire. Here I am going to take you through how to tie a perfect sandeel imitation that is irresistable to a host of sea fish, but bass and pollack in particular.
Basic Materials Required
- Piketrek 3/0 Heavy Duty fly hooks
- Clear mono thread
- EP Sparkle Brush bright Mylar
- Superhair filaments in yellow and olive
- Deer Creek Gator Eyes
- Piketrek MR Bond UV Resin
- UHU Glue
- Sharpie pen.
For more details on predator and saltwater fly tying, and information on how to purchase Dave’s quality work visit his website.