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Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Leons Brown Trout Minnow
Originated and Tied By Leon Guthrie

Leons Brown Trout Minnow
Name Atlantic Salmon Fry
Category Salmon / Steelhead / Rainbow Trout
HookKamasan B800 Classic Lure Extra Long. Size 8
TailOlive Antron Body Wool
BodyOlive Antron Body Wool covered with epoxy
Body ColoringPermanent Waterproof Overhead Projector Pens
Dorsal/Lat FinsTeal Breast Feather's (Super Glued) then Epoxy Glue.
CommentsNot as difficult as it looks.
Fishing TipsRetrieve variable. Take's can be very hard !

Here is another wee pattern that I'm sure your Steelhead will gulp down in an instant! You can always include it with the other fish patterns I sent, the only difference with materials used in this one was Olive Antron Body Wool instead of White. It is just a matter of one's artistry to do the colouring. Even the bigger brown trout here gulp it down! They are very easy to make.


The following instructions were written by Leon Guthrie for another version of this this minnow/fry imitation. The basic construction is the same but the coloration varies.

Leon's Instructions for Tying
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 ]

Note: Also see Using Overhead Projector Permanent Markers .

This pattern was originated and tied by Leon Guthrie of Galashiels, Scotland. You can see more of his originals at The Flies of Leon Guthrie.