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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Dick Brown's Magic Mantis

Step by step instructions for Dick Brown's Magic Mantis.  This chunky fly gives a good imitation of the mantis shrimp and works for a range of species, not just bonefish. Follow me on twitter or instagram @flickinfeathers for more fishing content or head to  https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5456726 to support the channel.

Materials Used
Hook: Tiemco 777SP (original calls for Mustad 340011)
Weight: lead dumbbell
Thread: tan 6/0
Tail: Tan deer hair and brown marabou
Body: tan and brown cactus chenille
Base for eyes: Chenille
Eyes:  Stalks from a hair brush
Mandibles/antenna: copper crystal flash