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Guitar Minnow – Jim Bernstein

This is a great bait fish imitator. There is quite a bit of detail put into the fly including a dual tone head and lacquered eyes, but the smelt-like qualities are all there. This would be a great fly for fishing bull trout, or deep lakers as well as the intended landlocked Atlantic salmon and big coaster brookies. The basic design of the fly is much like a Clouser Minnow, but this pattern has a much longer profile and different weighting with the eye being placed more forward.