Griz’s “Thumper” Minnows

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Hooks: Mustad 3366 – Sizes 8, 6, 4, 2, & 1/0
Tail: Blood Marabou – (See Below for Colors)
Flash: Krystal Flash – (See Below for Colors)
Rib: 26 Gauge Red Wire
Body: Rabbit fur cut off of rabbit hides – (See Below for Colors)
Eyes: Red Eyes – Bead Chain or Lead Eyes (on top of the hook shank, Clouser style)

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Tail

Krystal Flash

Body

White

Yellow or Pearl

White

Pink

Pink or Red

Pink

Purple

Pearl

Purple

Peach

Copper

Peach

I designed this fly after the Twister Tail Grubs they use in Spin casting. A tying tip for the eyes on this fly; I use only red eyes. So when I get the bead chain eyes I paint them with Sally Hanson’s Cherry Red Nail Polish. And either I buy the lead eyes painted red, or I will paint those also. If you’re using bead chain eyes, you may want to put a piece of weight (.015) on top of the hook shank, to help aid in keeling the hook over. I have tried this fly with different color eyes and wire, but the best luck I have had is with both of them being red.

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