The Mini Mega Minnow offers predator hunters a smaller profile for imitating prey species, like smallmouth & largemouth bass, white hybrids and stripers and smaller esox species, not forgetting trout species. If it eats small baitfish it will eat this fly.
Our own Chad Johnson, an Umpqua fly designer and Dally’s guide, has built in plenty of triggers for predator species, most predominantly the oversize eyes, protected in a helmet of Clear Cure Goo.
The profile is a minnow, bucktail and hackles giving the illusion of bulk and living movement without the water absorbing weight.
The action comes from the lead wire on bend of hook: On the strip the rear weight ensures the fly swims flat through the water column and on the pause momentum will cause the fly to dart laterally. Fish it on a sinking line, tie it in your favorite color combo’s for any predator fish.
Video from Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher http://www.theozarkflyfisher on the White River in Cotter, Arkansas. Produced by the incomparable Brian Wise from Fly Fishing The Ozarks http://www.flyfishingtheozarks.com.
Material list (Shop Our Extensive Fly Tying Selection _ http://www.theozarkflyfisherstore.com)
Hook – TMC 8089 Size 6
Thread –GSP 50, White
Eyes – 1/4” Oval Pupil 3D-Pearl/Black
Clear Cure Goo
American Rooster Saddle- White
Chartreuse &White Bucktail
EP—Sparkle Brush- Pearl
30/0 Lead Wire
Hard as Hull
30 lb. Mono