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The B.I. Chronicles - The 'Merica Minnow

Posted on August 21 2016

It seems that each summer while on Beaver Island a day gets written off for weather and Captain Steve Martinez of Indigo Guide Service heads back to the apartment to knock out a few flies at the vise.  Steve is a notorious fly tinkerer and he snagged one of the patriotic pinwheels which lined their porch to use the flashy mylar for a quick pattern that he dubbed "The 'Merica Minnow"

This simple pattern consists of a streamer hook, a few layers and colors of craft fur, pinwheel mylar cut body shape, and eyes to make it look alive.

Thanks to Steve letting me stand beside him while he knocked out a few of these for the fly box taking photographs for this step by step.

We railed on the pike and smallmouth a few days before on this pattern, so we know it works.

Really well.

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