Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Some flies just fish. They flat out fish. They can catch anything, any where, any time.
The Thunder Creek Minnow, a creation of fly tyer Keith Fulsher is such a fly. I find tying them in an 8 or 6... even down to a 2 can be great for large trout and warm water species...
But tying a Thunder Creek Minnow in a 10 or 12... man alive what a wild brookie fly! The pic above are some 10's I did last night for the small stream box. The colors that have worked best for me are olive over white, olive over yellow and a Micky Finn like red over yellow. Drift these little flies, let em swing, then strip them back in small strips and hold on. Ok, be ready - holding on may not be an accurate statement when your competition comes in at 5 inches long :)