Published Aug 6. 2013

Sparkle Minnow

Dustin is behind the vise tying one of his all-time favorite streamers; a variation of Coffey's Sparkle Minnow. It has been one of the most productive streamers in the Pacific Northwest or anywhere you like throwing big, flashy baitfish. This pattern has also proven its effectiveness on stillwaters. We've carried these flies in the shop before and they are absolutely deadly. This fly typically works on grey days, but it gets a lot of attention on sunny days as well. Either way, you should definitely include this pattern in your streamer arsenal.
To capitalize on this pattern's effectiveness, you will need a dubbing brush tool. Today we're tying this fly in pearl and silver, but you can vary things up by trying gold and pearl, which is ideal for cutthroat.

• TMC #300 Streamer Hook - Size 2
• 1/4" Real Eyes in Nickle/Pearl
• White & Gray Maribou
• Tan UV Crystal Flash
• Silver Ice Dub
• Dubbing Brush Tool
• .025 Lead Wire

Martin Joergensen
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