Get two saddle hackles together so it looks like one feather. Peel the feathers until only the tail is left. Insert the quills inside the mylar tube, and tie it on the hook. Careful, the tail should remain vertical. Use a black marker to make a line on the tail.
With the holographic tinsel complete the rest of the inside of the body. I tie it on the front and start wrapping backwards, then to the front again. Makes it even and without gaps.
With antron dubbing make the gills. Thick fibers maintain its size better.
Choose the duck feathers for the body. They should be broad enough and long enough to reach the back of the fly without completely covering the tail. You can use two at each side if these are very fine. But the body must be translucent, it makes the fly effective.
Tie a peacock swords bundle, short one. It’s the iris colors on the eyes of minnows and where their brain is.
Tie a Krystal Flash bundle at each side.
Cut the thread, trim and paint a dark green mark on the top of the head.
Place some acrylic resin or a similar one on the head and place the fish mask. Harden it with the right lamp some 15 seconds. Both Wet a Hook Tuffleye and Bug Bond resins dry perfectly and re-main transparent.
Glue the eyes and some resin to lock them. Finished and dried fly shown.
The translucent minnow.