Red Trout Minnow Streamer

This fly is the Red Trout Minnow pattern from Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, by Joseph D. Bates. This fly is the image from The Complete Sportsman website, and was tied by me back in the spring of 1998.

Red Trout Minnow Streamer, tied by Don Bastian. This image is from the book, Forgotten Flies.

Red Trout Minnow

Hook: Mustad 3665A Size #4

Thread: Black Danville 6/0 Flymaster

Body: Embossed silver tinsel

Wing: Blue goose shoulder married to red goose shoulder, with gray mallard folded over top

Cheek: Jungle cock

Head: Black

This was the first and last time I ever tied this pattern; a once-and-done fly. I have been thinking lately that I want to tie some more of the Red Trout Minnow…the problem is there are too many fly patterns to tie, let alone fish!

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2 comments on “Red Trout Minnow Streamer

  1. Dave Lomasney says:

    Looks like a nice little Ripper Don…thanks for posting it.

    • Thanks Dave, for making your comment here… as noted I never fished it, but I bet this fly would take brookies and landlocks. It has a slim, smelt-like profile that I’m sure, would trigger some strikes. Thanks again!

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