The Infamous Mud Minnow... SBS

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The Infamous Mud Minnow... SBS

Post by Mad_Mike » Tue May 24, 2011 7:36 pm

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I don't do alot of these... But this is by far the most productive fly ive ever tied... It will catch quite literally anything that swims, redfish, trout, flounder, sharks, bonefish, baby tarpon, browns, rainbows, brookies, Large and smallmouth... whatever.... just resize it, and go...

so here it goes... you'll need

Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 1/0
copper tinsel chanille
copper krystal flash
copper flashabou
Lg. bead chain, or Sm. Lead eyes
Brown hackle
Gold Variant rabbit strip..

I'm not gonna type out every step... you can tell what i'm doin... just look at the pictures.

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and variety is the spice of life boys....

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Have fun with it... its an easy tie... and a fish killer..[/report]
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Re: The Infamous Mud Minnow... SBS

Post by BigCliff » Tue May 24, 2011 9:27 pm

Looks killer indeed, thanks for the SBS.

For small ones like 4's or 6's do you skip any steps?
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Re: The Infamous Mud Minnow... SBS

Post by Mad_Mike » Tue May 24, 2011 9:36 pm

no... but you could use a thinner material for the body... like a diamond braid or something...

Other than that I keep it the same...
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Re: The Infamous Mud Minnow... SBS

Post by blumpkin » Tue May 24, 2011 9:50 pm

Thanks for the SBS... :cool

Thats what I will go with for the smallmouth swap.
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Post by overbrook » Wed May 25, 2011 6:00 am

I'm liking it....I've been on a simpler is better kick lately. Thanks for puttin this up!
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Post by ScottP » Wed May 25, 2011 6:45 am

I'd rather fish dries but if they're after meat, this looks like a winner. Thanks for the SBS.

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Re: The Infamous Mud Minnow... SBS

Post by Vito » Wed May 25, 2011 7:44 am

That would be a smallie killer round here. Nice tie.
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Post by RFA » Wed May 25, 2011 1:39 pm

I am not saying this to be a dick, but wouldn't this work better with either the colors or the eyes inverted? The white (belly) is on the top....

maybe there is a reason for this....if so, please explain.

Also - is that rabbit strip just tied in behind the eye?

At any rate - really cool fly. :cool
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Re: The Infamous Mud Minnow... SBS

Post by Mad_Mike » Wed May 25, 2011 2:21 pm

RFA wrote:I am not saying this to be a dick, but wouldn't this work better with either the colors or the eyes inverted? The white (belly) is on the top....

maybe there is a reason for this....if so, please explain.

Also - is that rabbit strip just tied in behind the eye?

At any rate - really cool fly. :cool
You're thinking too inside the box... This is not a baitfish pattern (despite the name) though it could be mistaken for one... Its not a shrimp, but it could be mistaken for one, It's not a crab, but it could be mistaken for one, its not a crawdad, salamander, sculpin, or sandflea.... but it could be mistaken for one.... get where i'm goin' with this??

Going with traditional baitfish patterns your assesment would be absolutely correct. but this is not a normal pattern. If fishing in saltwater has taught me anything its that fish are not nearly as picky as fishermen. Most of them are opportunists... You give them something that looks like food, and present it in a manner that he can eat it..... he will..

As for the rabbit, the hook is punctured through it, and then it is tied in front of the eyes...

Fish don't understand the "rules" of tying.... and this fly has caught a shit ton of fish.... heres to ya Raffa... :cool
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Re: The Infamous Mud Minnow... SBS

Post by BigCliff » Wed May 25, 2011 2:40 pm

Mad_Mike wrote:
RFA wrote:I am not saying this to be a dick, but wouldn't this work better with either the colors or the eyes inverted? The white (belly) is on the top....

maybe there is a reason for this....if so, please explain.

Also - is that rabbit strip just tied in behind the eye?

At any rate - really cool fly. :cool
You're thinking too inside the box... This is not a baitfish pattern (despite the name) though it could be mistaken for one... Its not a shrimp, but it could be mistaken for one, It's not a crab, but it could be mistaken for one, its not a crawdad, salamander, sculpin, or sandflea.... but it could be mistaken for one.... get where i'm goin' with this??

Going with traditional baitfish patterns your assesment would be absolutely correct. but this is not a normal pattern. If fishing in saltwater has taught me anything its that fish are not nearly as picky as fishermen. Most of them are opportunists... You give them something that looks like food, and present it in a manner that he can eat it..... he will..

As for the rabbit, the hook is punctured through it, and then it is tied in front of the eyes...

Fish don't understand the "rules" of tying.... and this fly has caught a shit ton of fish.... heres to ya Raffa... :cool
I'm with ya, but throwin' one with a dark brown rabbit strip in dirty water doesn't seem like a horrible idea.
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Re: The Infamous Mud Minnow... SBS

Post by SIXGUNNER » Wed May 25, 2011 4:56 pm

I like it, I think 2 or 3 of those should go with me to Costa Rica here in a couple of weeks...

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Re: The Infamous Mud Minnow... SBS

Post by Carolina_Fly » Wed May 25, 2011 5:00 pm

[report]How am I doing Mike?

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Cliff - This is one with a Sparkle Braid body.

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