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#11218342 - 11/11/15 09:54 AM Gummy minnow help
Zip-ur-Fly Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 227
Loc: Lake Tawakoni
Went through an old fly box the other day and found a Gummy minnow. Put it on and instant success. So now I would like to make some. Found a product called Sili Skin they say comes with instructions. Could only find one video on you tube.
How about some thoughts and guidance from you experts out there, please.
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#11218916 - 11/11/15 02:17 PM Re: Gummy minnow help [Re: Zip-ur-Fly]
rrhyne56 Offline



Registered: 02/16/01
Posts: 13190
Loc: McKinney TX USA
I just Googled "gummy minnow fly tying", got quite a few hits.
Just speaking from personal experience, this pattern looks like one that will take some practice to get right.
Some flies are no big deal;easy to tie. Others, they challenge one's skills. For example, I did lots of creative swearing learning to spin deer hair. I guess what I'm saying is, don't stop until you're happy with your work.
I've probably blabbered on too much.
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#11219706 - 11/11/15 09:00 PM Re: Gummy minnow help [Re: Zip-ur-Fly]
Hawgthumper Offline
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Registered: 04/15/15
Posts: 21
I've used that material and it can be troublesome. Takes some practice to get it right but worth the effort. Makes nice baitfish patterns.

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#11227054 - 11/16/15 11:56 AM Re: Gummy minnow help [Re: Zip-ur-Fly]
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 616
Loc: Smithville, Texas
Follow the videos but be careful not to stretch it during the tying process this will cause it to twist
As they say...............practice makes perfect
Mike
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#11372019 - 01/26/16 03:33 PM Re: Gummy minnow help [Re: Zip-ur-Fly]
Lusca Offline
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Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 873
Loc: Hico, Tx
I've used the sili skin some. Not the easiest to work with, but makes some good looking flies. I used it to imitate glass minnows (silversides) and shad.


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