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I've used this pattern the last several years with excellent results for both smallies and largemouth.  It has the nice profile of a baitfish and when it's retrieved with a quick twitch and pause, it exhibits a realistic wounded minnow action.  Below is the link where it's shown how to tie this Deadhead Minnow.  Truthfully, I'm not convinced that the last step, applying the coating of fabric glue to the head does all that much for it.  I've tried it numerous times and I'm still not sure if it's worth the bother, as the naked craft fur fly fishes so well on its own.  Btw, I'm tying this on a Gamy Octopus hook 1/0.  If you try this pattern, let me know what you think.



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