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Steve's Fishinator

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This pattern is ridiculously simple to tie, and for a good reason. You will lose alot of them, some in very big fish. It imitates a small minnow perfectly. The blue metalic underbody gives just the right flash to draw the fishes attention, and the subdued wings add the motion that drives fish crazy. This is not a very pretty pattern, but it works like crazy. The best thing about it is that it will take all sorts of fish. Its small size means that bluegills, crappy and the like will pounce on it...but so will bass, steelhead, stream trout, sucker fish(yes, those ugly buggers), carp (try one on a three weight and hang on)and more!!! It is small enough to cast on a light rod, and the eyes add just enough weight to sink it right. VERY IMPORTANT: It should be either dead drifted of fished in very short strips, and when fishing open water, give it time to sink! Enjoy...Sincerely Steve B.


  1. Eyes : Small dumbells
  2. Body : Blue Metalic Thread
  3. Upper Wing : Blue Synthetic Hair (Any type)
  4. Lower Wing : Yellow synthetic hair (Any type)
  5. Flash : Blue mini krystal flash


  1. This fly is essentially a mini clouser minnow.. Step one: tie in the dumbell eyes about a 1/4" from the eye of the hook.

    Step two: wrap the body in the blue metallic thread, starting at the front, work toward the back, and then toward the front again, tie off. Step three: for the ones I tie, I use a synthetic material that comes on a spool, very similar to the material you might use for making parachute wing posts, now back to the instructions : tie the blue wing in back of the eyes (making about three turns with the thread), and then again in front of the eyes. The wing should extent about a 1/4" past the hook. NOTE: If desired you can add a few strands of krystal flash in the top wing, but quite honestly I haven't noticed any big difference with it. Step four: tie the yellow underwing on the bottom right before the eye of the hook. Again, the wing should extent about 1/4" beyond the hook. Step five: whip finish and coat head with favorite head cement.
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