Published Oct 8. 2019 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Oct 8. 2019


It was about 5 years ago while I was fishing the Okanogan River for smallmouth bass that I noticed what the bass were feeding on. Unfortunately, it was salmon smolt that were making their out-river migration. Within a day or two I was thinking of a pattern that would be easy and quick to tie up. So, the Zolt was created. It was been a staple pattern for me when I fish the Okanogan River for smallies. I have also used it in some of the other bass lakes in the area with good results. Since then I have changed the color and size to fish for both bass and trout. Like most of my other minnow patterns I try not to weight them, and I am a firm believer in having eyes on these types of minnow patterns. When I fish these for trout there are times that I will get a hit but no hook up. I have found that sometimes if you stop and do not continue with your retrieve the fish will come back around for a second go at it. Maybe they think they stunned the minnow and are coming back for easy meal. Tie up a couple and you won't be disappointed.

Material List:
Thread: UTC 140 White, SKU #THREAD
Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #2 SKU #321917
Eye: Oval Pupil 3d ¼ Pearl SKU #495914
Body: Estaz UV Pearl SKU #447395
Tail: Angel Hair Pearl Green SKU #423344
Gils: Ice Dub Red SKU #749447
Wing: Rabbit Zonker Strip, Chinchilla SKU #376388

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Martin Joergensen

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