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Old 08-11-2001, 08:36 PM
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Tie up some minnows. (THUNDER CREEK & MICKEY FINN's, Orvis pattern's) The THUNDER CREEK was the most effective on them, and it's simple to make.
Start with a #6 streamer hook, tie silver/gold mylar along the shank to about mid hook.
Next, tie brown deer hair on top and white deer hair on bottom of hook protruding towards the eye.
Wind thread towards the eye to secure the deer hair.
Bend the deer hair towards the bend in the hook, keeping the brown on top and the white on the bottom.
Last, tie off mid-way on the shank. (careful not to pull too tight-this keeps the deer hair from fairing)
I caught 5 today on these minnow patterns.
I hope you read this before you leave for your trip.
Best of luck
aka: mayflyman
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