It started with an attempt to make a Bart-o Minnow, despite the fact I'm missing about fifty percent of the required materials. I made due with what I have and the results do not look much like the Bart-o. However, I'm pleased with the result and this is a fly I can't wait to try.
I like to use regular hooks for flies because they're cheap and easy to find, so I started with a 2/0 Eagle Claw plain shank hook. I then tied in the following from tail to head.
- Clump of white buck tail (not too much or it will look like the olive fly above)
- Three white hackle feathers (left, top and right sides of hook)
- Two clumps of artic fox fur (left and right side of hook)
- 10-16 strands of pearl flash or tinsel (on top only)
- White rabbit zonker strip (tied onto bottom side)
- Darker rabbit zonker strip (tied onto top)
- Palmer the white strip forward to head
- Two strands peacock herl for lateral lines (left and right side of hook)
- Lay darker zonker strip over the top and tie in at head
- 40lb mono weed guard.