Published May 18. 2018 - 9 months ago
Updated or edited May 18. 2018

Fattie McFat Head

I had one of my subscribers ask me to tie up a few of these for him. They are good flies, and I have tied them up for him in the past. He said they were effective and durable, and wanted more. So I decided to tie them for you guys as well, and make a video on them.

Fathead minnows are a common food source for predatory fish in many parts of the US, and this fly mimics a larger sized one pretty well. They have a dark lateral line down their body, and a dark head. The head is also really fat. So this fly works as a great imitation.

Here is a list of materials I used on this fly.
Hook: Gamakatsu B10S in size 6
Thread: Veevus power thread 140 in brown
Weight: .025 sized lead wire
Tail: Arctic wind dubbing in black
Body: Arctic wind dubbing in white
Back: Arctic wind dubbing in tan
Head: Arctic wind dubbing in brown
Head cement: Solarez "Bone Dry" ultra thin UV curing resin


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