August 12, 2017Tying Flies

Sparkle Pony

Sparkle Pony – Fly tying – By Elliot Brass.

his is a very sparse fly that works great for Coho and trout. These hooks tend to bend out a bit when you get caught up on a rock or stick fish. However they do bend back to shape very easily.

I tied them up based on flies I have seen tied that are almost entirely copper chenille. Adding the tail and wing seems to make a big difference. A small amount of the sparkle dub behind the cone help keep everything in place.

The first time I showed this pattern to my fishing buddy Dan he said that fly looks killer what’s it called? I said I have no idea? He grabbed it out of my hand and said well that’s a sparkle pony if I have ever seen one! And a legend was born!

This is what you will need:

Hook Gamagatsu stinger B10S size 6

Bead Copper Cone

Tread Danville utc 140 Black

Tail Olive Marabou

body Medium U.V. polar copper chenille

wing olive saddle hackle

Collar Stillwater solutions sparkle dub olive


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