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New generation of saltwater-flies: Gummy Minnow

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:13 am
by Stephan Dombaj
A few years ago "Umpqua" and "Metz" introduced a new material, that should revolutionize flytying - it was: Sili Skin, a partitial transluminiscen and self-adhesive foil in various colour schemes. If an EZ-Body looks good to you, than check out this baby:


What I used:
Hook: A high quality saltwater hook (I like Daiichi X452)
Thread: Monofilament
Boody - Back: Sili Skin Silver
- Bones and Fin: A stif Hackle
- Skin: Sili Skin "Mother of Pearl"
Head: Loon UV Wader Repair
Eyes: 3D Eyes or equal stuff
Weight: flat-ribbed Soft-tungsten

In my eyes on of the most versatil patterns not only in saltwater but also in freshwater. I caught numerous Pikes, Largemouth Bass, Trouts and other species in my domestic waters... but this fly is born to go for in- and offshore! Among the lighthouse island near Dubrovnik I got some fine Bonitos with that fly... give it a try!

Tight Lines,

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 3:03 pm
by EsoX
Nice looking bait fish imitation! Gummy minnow looks like potential killer for asp (aspius aspius). Sili-Skin is very interesting material for me, but I did not try it yet. I'm interesting how much sili skin is resistant on sharp pike teeth??

Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 3:21 pm
by Stephan Dombaj
You can torture this material! I´ve fished it a whole day for false albacore... still looks like freshly tied. I´ve tried it a few times on asp - with success.


Give it a try... you wan´t regret it.
Tight Lines,

Re: New generation of saltwater-flies: Gummy Minnow

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:56 pm
by Šone
can you tell me what is that tippet material on picture ? you do not use wire for fishing pikes ?
streamer looks fantastic ,how did u make a tail ?