EP style flies are staples in many saltwater fishermans boxes. And the Mullet style pattern is definitely an important fly to have when fishing in the gulf. Redfish, sea trout, and many other species love mullet. This is more a finger mullet pattern, being so small. You can tie it larger, but I find this 2.5" size is best.
Mullet tend to have darker colored heads vs the rest of their bodies. Their heads are also large and wide, so you need a wide profile head for a good imitation.
Also, most mullet tend to have silvery looking eyes, so I find a silver eye works best. However you could use red or any other color you want.
While this fly does take a long time to tie, it will last through many fish strikes. Its rather durable when tied correctly, and is really effective.
Here is a list of materials I used to tie this fly
Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 in size 1/0 -
Thread: Veevus Power Thread 140 in Brown -
Fiber: Congo Hair in "Natural White", "Caddis Tan", and "Medium Brown" -
Eyes: 3D stick on eyes -
Eye Adhesive: Fletch Tite -
Head Cement: Bone Dry UV Curing Resin made by Solarez -