The Sparkle offers the angler a Mo Betta – do more streamer fly
By Skip Clement
A few days ago [June 11, 2020], the Wladyslaw Trzebunia of 2020, our own [USA] international tournament angler, George Daniel tied up a streamer on YouTube that he has learned to count on over the last dozen or so years.
It’s a rendition of a fly he learned about on a western waters float trip and initially called Coffey’s Sparkle Minnow. Now he unpacks it as Sparkle Minnow 2.0.t
The Sparkle is rather fun to tie on a hook or tube but requires, in either case, a few techniques that chase tying this fly out of the simple or basic tyers league. For those not yet set up for tying tube flies . . .
Hook: Partridge Trout Predator #4
Conehead: Tungsten or Black Brass
Tail: Marabou – Light Olive over White
Body: White Schlappen/Polar Chenille [twisted Bugger style]
Wing: Copper Ripple Ice Fiber