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Sar-Mul-Mac Fly Pattern
by Ed Zaun

The Sar-Mul-Mac was invented by Dan Blanton. It is a pretty busy fly,and has an enticing action in the water. The name stands for Sardine-Mullet-Mackerel. By adjusting the colors and using the same basic pattern, you can imitate all three forage fish. If you want to go deeper or add a darting motion to the fly, use the dumb bell eyes.

Copyright  1999 E. Zaun

Stuff you'll need...
  • Hook: Mustad 34007 or equivalent Size 1/0 - 3/0
  • Tail: White Bucktail
  • Wing: White Saddle Hackle, Sliver Flash-a-Boo, Blue Angel Hair, Green Crystal Flash
  • Topping: Peacock Hurl
  • Throat: White Bucktail
  • Head: Red Chenille, White Chenille
  • Eyes: Prismatic Stick-on or Dumb Bell eyes, depending on the action you want.
Tie it up...
  1. Place the hook in the vise and attach the tying thread.
  2. Tie in a medium clump of unstacked White Bucktail just forward of the bend. Make sure the hairs surround the shank.
  3. Tie in 3 White Saddle Hackles, vertically, on either side of the shank right behind the hook eye.
  4. Add the Silver Flash-a-Boo, Blue Angel Hair and Green Crystal Flash, using a sparse amount of each and stacking it one on top of the other in the order given. Optionally, you can cover this with a thinner Grizzly Hackle to give the fly a barred appearence.
  5. Throw in a few half-hitches to lock it down.
  6. Tie in about 12 Peacock Hurls for the topping.
  7. If you're going to use the dumb bell eyes, now is the time to put them on. Go ahead, I'll wait...
  8. Now tie in the White Chenille behind the eyes, or behind where the eyes will be, if you're using the Stick-Ons. Tie in the Red Chenille over that and make one wrap so that the White Chenille sticks out towrad the hook eye.
  9. Throw in a few half-hitches to lock it down.
  10. Wrap the White Chenille aound the head, figure eighting around the dumb bell eyes, if you're using them, buidling up a nice round head, if you're using Stick-Ons.
  11. Tie it off, Whip Finish and apply your favorite head cement.
  12. If you're using the Stick-On eyes, place them now.
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