This is my best minnow imitation. It got the most large brookies in Algoma and my first large Splake. It is a remarkably simple fly. Dark rabbit strip on top, White rabbit strip on the bottom. A little trick showed to me by Phil Rowley was to puncture the strip and tread it onto the hook for the bottom strip. Phil glues his strips together but I don't. See the picture below and you will notice the thick copper wire that I tied on the underside which may give a little extra flash. I only tie it at the back and front. Being loose, it may also give more action.
Don't use too much flash for trout. It could scare them off. For bass put on as much as you want, LOL.
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