This is an updated version of my X1 Minnow in the Brookie color. I have several other colors for both fresh and saltwater. The hair I use on the fly is called either Widow’s Web (MFC) or Congo Hair (http://www.flytyersdungeon.com/Materials/Chart_Congo_Hair.htm) but there are many products on the market similar. FTD has a nice selection of colors for quite reasonable prices.
X1 Minnow Brookie Fly Recipe
Hook: Mustad S71SNP-DT #2/0-4
Thread: Olive 6/0
Weight: 0.030 lead
Body: Pearl Flashabou
Belly: Orange Congo Hair
Lateral Line: Light pink Flashabou
Wing: Dark green Congo Hair
Throat: Chartreuse Laser Dubbing
Head: Olive dubbing w/ copper flash
Eyes: Gold 3D eyes
I stumbled on this video this morning and had to share it. Over 15 minute of some beautiful small creek brookies crowding the camera. Dennis Smeaton shot the clips on his Go-Pro, and I can’t wait to wet a line now. Well worth checking out today.
Just got word the artist Peter Strid has done a new piece featuring one of my favorite streamers; Lew Oatman’s Brook Trout. He even added the orange bucktail which most people omit because it was missing in Dr. Bates book. (The plate does show the bucktail, and originals all include it) The tinsel is magic, I may have to buy this one for my collection. My hat is off to you Mr. Strid. Well done.