you sound right on track with your materials, especially minnow imitating shiny materials and materials with alot of movement.
There are few people who target crappie specifically enough to create unique patterns for them, but a standby for me is any sparkle wooly bugger in sizes 12- 8, its shiny enough to grab their attention and the flowing movement of the marabou entices the bite more readily. My recomondation is to be creative with your tying and find what works for crappie in your area.
heres my recipe for a fly thats been producing well for me in my neck of the woods.
hook- Daichi 1270 or similar bend long shanked hook in size 12
gold bead head
collar- black ostrich herl and a peacock herl wrapped at the same time
tail- black goose biots
the rest of the body is medium black wapsi wire and peacock krystal flash
the fly is similar to a rubber leg copper john but with more movement
Last edited by flyjkol; 10-03-2005 at 05:17 PM.