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I had one of my subscribers ask me to tie up a few of these for him. They are good flies, and I have tied them up for him in the past. He said they were effective and durable, and wanted more. So I decided to tie them for you guys as well, and make a video on them.

Fathead minnows are a common food source for predatory fish in many parts of the US, and this fly mimics a larger sized one pretty well. They have a dark lateral line down their body, and a dark head. The head is also really fat. So this fly works as a great imitation.

Here is a list of materials I used on this fly.
Hook: Gamakatsu B10S in size 6
Thread: Veevus power thread 140 in brown
Weight: .025 sized lead wire
Tail: Arctic wind dubbing in black
Body: Arctic wind dubbing in white
Back: Arctic wind dubbing in tan
Head: Arctic wind dubbing in brown
Head cement: Solarez "Bone Dry" ultra thin UV curing resin

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Nice tutorial. May try a few in smaller size for crappie here.



Next week I have a panfish Fly coming out. Called panfish delight.

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Nice Quick Pattern.

Thanks, Actually this is not super quick. My editing of the video makes it seem that way, but the dubbing used for some reason is really tough to pick out. These end up being 20 minute flies.

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