Russ Maddin's Shanked Chromatic Peanut Tutorial

Part two of Flies at The Franklin with Russ Maddin this year gives us the "Shanked" Chromatic Peanut. If you've ever been interested in how to effectively use a few extra shanks on your fly, this video show how. As always, Russ puts this fly out into the world for it to be experimented with and improved upon. Depending on how you tie it you can use this fly to jig the depths or work it off those inside bends. Either way this "flicker tail" will be working hard to seduce fish. 

RECIPE

1ST Shank

  • Fish skull 10mm fish spine
  • MFC Barred Marabou
  • Flashabou/Polarflash
  • UV Polar Chenille

 

2nd Shank

  • Senyo's Micro Shank
  • UV Polar Chenille
  • MFC Barred Schlappen

 

Rear Hook

  • Hook: Ahrex Trout Predator #2
  • Body: UV Polar Chenille / Senyo's Aqua Veil
  • Feather Accent: MFC Barred Schlappen

 

Connection

  • Heavy Mono / Senyo Intruder Trailer Wire
  • 3D Beads / Egg Beads 

 

 Front Hook
  • Hook: Ahrex Trout Predator #1
  • Body: UV Polar Chenille / Senyo's Aqua Veil
  • Legs: Hareline Barred and Specked / Perfectly Barred
  • Eyes: Fluorescent bead chain eyes medium 
  • Head: 3" Senyo's Chromatic Brush or Craft Fur Brush
  • Feather Accent: MFC Barred Schlappen

 

Tying Notes
    As some folks have asked, Russ is using a Renzetti Clouser Saltwater Vise in the video, a great vise for bigger hooks and longer flies. Also featured are Dr. Slick Synthetic Scissors, Rite Half-Hitch Bobbin, Loon All Purpose Scissors, and an extended whip finisher.


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