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Fly Days of August: Crystal Serendipity

August 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Today’s fly is the Crystal Serendipity, another Blue Ribbon Flies pattern. This is an excellent pupa pattern, either midge or caddis depending on size. These effective flies are very quick and easy to tie. I like to use one as a dropper behind a heavier fly.

Crystal Serendipity

Crystal Serendipity

Crystal Serentipity

  • Hook: Pupa hook, with a curved shank. TMC 2487, size 18 to 12
  • Body: Pearl Krystal Flash, 3-5 strands wrapped around the hook shank
  • Rib: Gold or Silver fine wire
  • Wing: Deer or Elk hair, clipped close

Tying notes

  • I like to touch some zap-a-gap to the hook shank before wrapping the Krystal Flash
  • Peacock color in Krystal Flash works well also

Tags: Fly Tying

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JB // Jul 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Nice Pic !
    Do you wrap an underbody under the Krystal Flash ?

    Do you wrap the Krystal Flash one piece at a time or 3 pieces at once. If you do howod you tie in the 3 pieces of flash to the hook shank ?

  • 2 WhiskeyCreek // Jul 21, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Hi JB,

    No underbody, other than a quick spiral of the tying thread forward to the head. This gives a little room for cement.

    All of the krystal flash is wrapped at the same time. Tie in point is near the front, about where the wing is located. Then, bring it back with the thread.

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