The Pink Blinder

Curtis Fry-May, 2019

When I nymph, I usually like to have a good mix of somewhat imitative flies as well as general attractor style patterns. The Pinky Blinder is a solid attractor pattern that I will use in my team of flies. It features some flash and hot spots -- both key to a lot of nymph patterns -- as well as a nice soft hackle. I especially found these pink Coq De Leon tailing fibers to be a great part of a hot spot. It's a fun little pattern to tie!

Material List
  • Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 14
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Red
  • Bead: Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads - Light Pink - 3.0mm
  • Tail: UV2 Coq de Leon Perdigon Fire Tail Feathers - Fl. Hot Pink
  • Weight: Lead Wire Spool - .015
  • Abdomen: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Red - Medium
  • Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Gold - Small
  • Hot Spot: Ice Dub - UV Shrimp Pink
  • Thorax: Ice Dub - Peacock
  • Soft Hackle: Whiting Brahma Wing Soft Hackle Pair
  • Coating: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
  • Tools Used: Renzetti Master Vise, Loon UV Infiniti Light, C&F Design Hackle Pliers,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.99
UTC Ultra Wire
UTC Ultra Wire

UTC Ultra Wire - Small

$1.75
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

$6.50
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
Veevus Holographic Tinsel
Veevus Holographic Tinsel

Veevus Holographic Tinsel

$3.99
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub

Arizona Diamond Dub

$2.95
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

$3.25
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

$6.99
Lead Wire Spool
Lead Wire Spool

Lead Wire Spool

$3.99
Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook
Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

$7.25