The Saltwater Taffy is an articulated streamer completely made of synthetic materials and is modeled and adapted from multiple articulated trout streamers and Striper patterns. I wanted a fly with a lot of movement, and with the translucency that a lot of saltwater flies are known for, so I present the Saltwater Taffy.
Ingredients:
1. Gamakatsu B10S stinger hook size 4 and 2,
2. 140-210 denier thread,
3. EP Brush Gamchange Blend,
4. EP Brush Foxy 1.5″ wide,
5. 6″- 8″ strong monofilament for loop, ( if you’re fishing for bluefish or pike,) skip the mono and make it wire,
6. E-Z Body Medium,
7. Egg Beads,

Start your thread midway on the stinger hook and wrap it toward the back.

Start your thread midway on the stinger hook and wrap it toward the back.

Tie on a four inch pinch of EP Gamechanger blend.

Tie on a four-inch pinch of EP Gamechange blend.

Fold the fibers that are facing forwards rearward making sure the fibers don't spin around the hook shank.

Fold the fibers that are facing forwards, rearward making sure the fibers don’t spin around the hook shank.

Tie on a full length of EP Brush Foxy, and start wrapping it forwards.

Tie on a full length of EP Brush Foxy, and wrap your thread to one eye length behind the hook eye, start wrapping the EP Foxy forwards.

Make sure to keep the fibers from getting trapped by brushing them backwards as you wrap.

Making sure to to keep the fibers from getting trapped by brushing them backwards as you wrap.

Finish wrapping the EP Bush Foxy, tie it off, and snip off the remainder. Whip finish the head and add head cement,

Finish wrapping the EP Bush Foxy, tie it off, and snip off the remainder. Whip finish the head and add head cement, put the stinger off to the side.

On the main hook create a thread base then tie on the monofilament adding ZAP GOO, to make it strong.

On the main hook create a thread base then tie on the monofilament, adding ZAP GOO to make it strong.

Thread onto the mono three egg beads.

Thread onto the mono three egg beads.

Now take your stinger, loop it on to the mono so the hook faces down, and thread the mono bake through the beads. Pull the mono until the stinger hook almost touches the beads. Then tie down the mono and snip the remainder.

Now take your stinger, loop it on to the mono so the hook faces down, and thread the mono back through the beads. Pull the mono until the stinger hook almost touches the beads. Then tie down the mono and snip the remainder off.

Tie on a six-inch pinch of EP Brush Gamechange Blend so that it is on all sides of the hook shank.

Tie on a six-inch pinch of EP Brush Gamechange Blend so that it is on all sides of the hook shank.

Tie in the remaking piece of EP Brush Foxy, wrap your thread halfway up the hook shank.

Tie on the remaining piece of EP Brush Foxy, wrap your thread halfway up the hook shank.

Wrap the EP Foxy to where the thread hand Gas then tie off.

Wrap the EP Foxy to where the thread hangs, then tie off.

Pull bake the EP Gamechager fibers bringing your thread in front of them creating a thread dam. Then put the EZ Body over the hook eye and tie it down, whip finish a head cement.

Pull bake the EP Gamechange fibers bringing your thread in front of them creating a thread dam. Then put the EZ Body over the hook eye and tie it down, whip finish, and head cement.

Push the EZ Body back so the end is behind the hook eye.

Push the EZ Body back, so the end is behind the hook eye.

Tie the end of the EZ Body down, whip finish, then very carefully us a cauterised tool to clean up around the head, be sure not to burn the thread.

Tie the end of the EZ Body down, whip finish, then very carefully us a cauterising tool to clean up around the head, be sure not to burn burn the thread.

Cover the EZ Body with SOFTEX, let it dry.

Cover the EZ Body with SOFTEX, let it dry.

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