Sarge's Crappie Fly
Sarge's Crappie Fly is a local favorite and an original pattern developed by a member of my local Fly Fishing Federation Club. Simply a killer pattern it is my go to pattern when targeting Crappie. I have received some requests for what flies I use when chasing Crappie so I thought I would share this one with you all first. Hope it helps you bring to hand as many Crappie as it has for me.
Size 8 Streamer Hook
Chartreuse Thread 6/0
Small Dumbell Eyes
6 Strands Peacock Herl
Tie in dumbell eyes close to eye of hook.
Tie in marabout tail, tail should equal length of hook.
Tie in peacock herl, gold wire, and grizzly hackle near bend of hook.
To create the body of the fly, palmer peacock herl forward towards eyes, secure and cut.
Palmer forward the Grizzly Hackle opposite the direction of the peacock herl, secure and cut.
Advance Gold Wire through the Hackle, this gives strength and longevity to the fly, secure and cut behind the eyes. Whip finish and apply head cement.