Andy Satanek

Growing up and living in Northwest Indiana, Andy Satanek has passionately pursued the opportunities to fly fish a wide variety of water systems.  Whether it’s brown trout, steelhead, panfish, or carp, Andy is casting a fly their way.  Since 1971, he has been on a Regal vise tying and designing fly patterns. Andy is a Regal endorsed tyer.

Two of Andy’s favorite flies to tie are the Clouser Minnow and the Teeny Nymph.

Clouser Minnow / Originator – Bob Clouser

Andy says, “Since the late-eighties, I have been tying and fishing the Clouser Minnow for trout and warmwater fish.  The fly is always in motion … even while the fly is at rest, the wing and flash material is slithering suggestively.  The dumbbell eyes create a dipping and darting motion along with inverting the hook making the fly nearly weedless.”

 

Chartreuse & White Clouser Minnow (size 6 shown)
Tier – Andy Satanek of amflyfishing.com
Hook – Mustad 3366
Sizes – 2 to 12
Thread – White
Eyes – Black lead dumbbell
Tail – White Bucktail
Belly – White thread
Wing – Chartreuse bucktail over gold Krystal Flash
Head – Chartreuse thread
* Material are listed by the order they are tied in

Other Color Combinations
Golden Shiner – Tan wing over gold flash, White tail, White belly
Silver Shiner – Gray wing over silver flash, White tail, White belly
Smallmouth Bass – Brown over green wing over black flash, White tail, White belly
Sculpin – Brown wing over gold flash, Orange tail, Orange belly
Black & Orange – Black wing over gold flash, Orange tail, Orange belly
Dark Blue & White – Dark blue over silver flash, White tail, White belly
Dark Blue & Pink – Dark blue over silver flash, Pink tail, White belly
Olive & White – Olive wing over gold flash, White tail, White belly
Olive & Yellow – Olive wing over gold flash, Yellow tail, Yellow belly
Red & White – Red crest over white wing over silver flash, White tail, White belly
White – White wing over silver flash, White tail, White

Teeny Nymph / Originator – Jim Teeny

Teeny Nymphs are simple shrimp-like flies that are constructed entirely of Ring Neck Pheasant tail fibers. A bundle of fibers is wrapped around the shank of the hook for the body and the tips are pulled down for legs.

 

 

(size 10 shown)
Hook – TMC 3761, 1X long, 2X heavy
Sizes – 6 to 14
Thread – Black
Body – Ringneck pheasant tail fibers
Legs – Ringneck pheasant tail fibers (fibers from the body are tied back and down)
Head – Black thread

Antique Gold

Ginger

Light Ginger

Natural

Comments Off on Andy Satanek

Filed under nymphs, Streamers, Trout flies

Comments are closed.