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Murdich Minnow tied by cornmuseFly Type: Bucktails/Deceivers
, Target Species: Freshwater Bass
, Peacock Bass
, Striped Bass
, Imitation: General Baitfish
, Material List:
Hook: Do-It 455, size 4 to 2/0. Size 2 used on this fly. Eagle Claw 254, Gamakatsu SC15 or similar hooks all work well. I like a nickel-plated (or stainless) O'Shaughnessy bend, about 1XL.
Thread: Danville 6/0 monofilament
Eyes: Holographic eyes in a size to match the baitfish pattern
Body: Wapsi Palmer Chenille, Orvis Trilobal Hackle or similar in 1.25" size for a 2 to 1/0 hook.
Back: Prismacolor Premier Cool Grey 80% marker
Tail: Layered clear white Unique Hair, Flashabou Ice Blue Pearl and Flashabou Silver
Belly and Sides: Wing'n'Flash Ice Blue Pearl and silver
Adhesive: Liquid Nails Clear Small Projects Silicone Adhesive
Eyes: 5/16" Molded holographic eyes for hooks size 2 to 1/0Tying Instructions:
http://www.flyfishohio.com/Murdich_Minnow.htm for step-by-step will illustrationsPresentation Tips:
Aggressively fished with erratic strips on an intermediate or sinking line.