Rick's Central Florida Fishing Blog

Posted: July 11, 2016

Drum Food

Drum food: Fly Fishing

This is a terrific pattern for Redfish and Black Drum that are feeding on small crabs and shrimp.


  • Hook- Gamakatsu SC15 size 1
  • Thread- Copper Flat Waxed Nylon
  • Eyes- Small lead eyes
  • Tail- Orange/Black barred rubber legs
  • Body-EP Streamer brush in Speckle Gold color
  • Wing- Tan Craft Fur

Step 1

Start the thread wraps just behind the hook eye.

Step 2

Tie in the lead eyes and advance the thread to the bend of the hook.

Step 3

Tie in the first set of rubber legs.

Step 4

Tie in the second set of rubber legs just above the first set and trim to desires length.

Step 5

Tie in the EP streamer brush just in front of the rubber legs.

Step 6

Palmer the brush forward all the way to the lead eyes, secure the brush and trim off the excess.

Step 7

Trim the brush to the desired shape.

Step 8

Rotate the vise so the hook point is up and tie in a tuft of craft fur about an  inch and half long.

Step 9

Build an even thread head, whip finish and cement. Bar the craft fur with a brown and orange permanent marker.



Scott Goodwin

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