A Danish streamer pattern that imitates various baitfish and shrimp, used in both freshwater and saltwater.
The Magnus fly is tied on a streamer or long shank hook. The base of its is typically formed using chenille, dubbed fur, or floss in colors such as black, olive, or white. The tail is crafted from a few strands of marabou or soft hackle fibers.
The body of the Magnus fly is created from a generous bunch of bucktail or marabou, tied in along the hook shank and extending past the tail, imitating the shape and profile of a baitfish, crayfish or shrimp. A throat hackle or a few strands of soft hackle fibers can be added under the hook shank, offering additional movement and color contrast to the pattern.
The head of the fly is formed by wrapping the tying thread, creating a small, neat head that secures all the materials in place. A drop of head cement can be applied for added durability.
The Magnus fly is designed to imitate various baitfish, crayfish and shrimp. Its natural profile, lively movement, and bold colors make it a great allround pattern for targeting fish that feed on these.
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