A great minnow fly pattern that works well on sea trout and brook trout.

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The Story

This minnow fly was created by merging saltwater fly patterns with freshwater sizes. The Messy Minnow has a very realistic look and profile in the water, making it a fly pattern that fish can't resist. The Guides at the Orvis Endorsed Rod and Gun Club at Pocono Manor have had success with this fly for smallmouth bass and trout on all of the Pocono streams, including the Delaware and Lehigh rivers. The fly pattern is meant to be fished on a long tippet with the weight placed 12 to 18 inches above the fly to maximize its natural movement in the water. In gold, silver.

In sizes: 6.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caught snook and bass! I use it in salt and fresh water for snook, Spanish Mackerel and bass.
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Alewive Pattern This Is Perfect for The the early overflow of Alewives in West Branch of the Delaware River !!! Tight Lines
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Small Tarpon Fly Some canals w/o sea access in Paramaribo, Suriname (S. America) hold tarpon and they'll take this fly consistently, otherwise its tough (maybe they're feeding on tilapia). The eyes are usually gone after the first strike and the rest of the fly doesn't last much longer. It doesn't produce as well in the river, sea or sea access canals but luckily those tarpon aren't nearly as finicky.
Date published: 2013-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another excellent purchase This realy works for bonefish, redfish, and trout. Amazing...
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from top water action I was hammering big browns & bows using this fly in Montana. This fly without any weight, cast great and will stay in the top 12" of water. Great when weeds are couple feet below surface or shallow water, you can see the big fish turn in the water and start the chase, WOW!
Date published: 2012-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from go to fly for smallies When other flies are not producing action for WI smallies in iron stained waters, this fly will let you know if there are fish in the area or not.
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Freshwater Bass/Saltwater Combo This minnow imitation has worked well for me when hitting the lakes targeting Bass just as well as it has worked for me on the Texas and Flordia flats. With or without the weight i've had no problems ripping lips!
Date published: 2008-07-10
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