Published Sep 22. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#266 - Herb Johnson Silver Minnow

Herb Johnson Silver Minnow - Tony Smith Tied by: Tony Smith Originated by: Herb Johnson Source: Forgotten Flies 1999, Schmookler & Sils Hook:...

#266 Herb Johnson Silver Minnow - Tony Smith #266 Herb Johnson Silver Minnow - Tony Smith


Tied by: Tony Smith
Originated by: Herb Johnson
Source: Forgotten Flies 1999, Schmookler & Sils

Hook: Mustad 36620 #2
Thread: Black
Tail: Mixed red and yellow hackle fibers about a gap long.
Body: Black wool yarn.
Ribs: Embossed silver tinsel
Throat: Mixed yellow and red hackle fibers about ½ length of body.
Wings: 4 white saddles hackles
Shoulders: Silver pheasant rump,half as long as body.
Head: Painted silver with yellow eye and black pupil. Clear varnish over.

Notes: Herb Johnson created a realistic suite of streamers. The pattern features a silver painted head, eye and pupil. The fiery tail and throat breaks up the otherwise dull black and white construction, suggestion it should be used during spawning periods for the best results. Although Mr. Johnson's streamers were were considered essential in every serious angler's fly box in the 1960's, very little is written on his patterns. We are grateful that Tony has chosen to include several of Mr. Johnson's patterns in the project.

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Comment to #266 - Herb Johnson Silver Minnow...

Nice job! I hear this is a great fly to have in your box!

Comment to #266 - Herb Johnson Silver Minnow...

Very nice patttern,well done..

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