The Egg Sucking Ice Tiger is a fly that can be tied either on a standard hook or on a leashed shank fly. In this case, the fly was tied with a clipped shank and a wire leash. The pattern is essentially an egg sucking leach, but it is tied with a cool blue barred rabbit zonker and some icey marabou. While this fly is tied for steelhead, I think it would also be a great fly to target pike, bass and tarpon.
If you don’t have a tube vise to hold the shank, you can just use the regular vise jaws, but just be careful not to put too much pressure on the hook. Another alternative for shanks would be the OPST Shank Chuck Tool.
Egg Sucking Ice Tiger
Shank: 30mm shank or #2-2/0 hook
Bead: 1/4” Fl. Fire Orange cone
Thread: Fire Orange 6/0 (140 d)
Leash: 20lb braided intruder wire
Tail: Two-tone white/blue barred zonker
Collars: Black and dark blue marabou
Flash: Junebug Flashabou 15 strands
Wing: White bucktail
Collar: Silver Dr. Blue schlappen
Youtube Channel: Piscator Flies
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Zach ties up this Chinook Moto Minnow using a green and blue color combo. The fly works great on higher water conditions and the salmon seem to really key in on this color. When you tie them, don’t forget to pack em.
Jimmy Legs Fly Recipe
Hook: TMC 9395 #2-6
Weight: 0.025 lead 10-15 wraps
Thread: UTC 140 white
Tail: Marabou chartreuse
Flash: Blue Crystal Flash
Hackle: Silver Dr. Blue saddle hackle
Body: UV Pearl Ice Dubbing (dubbing loop)
Collar: Chartreuse mallard flank
Dubbing Collar: Holographic Purple Diamon Dubbing
Youtube Channel: Friday Night Flies
Kevin’s Emerald Shanker is a perfect little fly to swing through a pool of great lakes steelhead. The black and chartreuse color combination is a personal favorite for fishing tributaries of Lake Ontario. It’s a simple pattern and easy to modify to suit your needs.
Kevin ties this pattern in a few different variations including versions with weighted barbell eyes and an added grizzly hackle in the wing. I can’t wait to swing this one.
Emerald Shanker fly pattern recipe
Shank: 25mm Waddington shank w/ 20lb wire
Thread: 6/0 black
Hook: Partridge z4 Intruder Hook #4
Body: Gold braid (Krenik)
Wing: Chartreuse and black fox
Flash: Pearl Flashabou
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Youtube Channel: Kevin Hospodar
Video Link: Suskwa Poacher
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