Thin Mint Slider

Minty Chocolate for Aggressive Fish

There really isn't much introduction needed for the overall design of this fly...  The Articulated Trout Slider has become my number one confidence trout streamer, and it's usually the very first fly that I tie on.  It has caught multiple species of fish in multiple countries, and is now distributed though Fulling Mill.  Yes, go you your local shop and tell them they need to order the Articulated Trout Slider!!   While the white and gold option is still probably my favorite (See it HERE), there are many cool and effective color options that you can play with.  Since the Thin Mint is such a popular color combo in smaller buggers, I figured I'd give it a whirl on a bigger fly - and make it articulated...  The original slider was tied on a size 1 hook in the front and a 2 in the back, so I sized this one down a bit with a size 2 in the front and a 4 in the back.  Play with colors and sizes on this bug, but this brown/light olive combo will get the big boys playing!

Material List
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Hook: Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper - 2
Hook: Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook - 4
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - Black
GSP Thread: Veevus GSP - White - 200 Denier
Bead: 3D Articulation Beads - Olive
Eyes: BallZeyes - Anodized Green w/ White Eye - Large (3/16" / 5 mm)
Connection: Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire - Black - Regular
Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Brown (UV)
Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Light Olive
Body: Ice Dub - Chocolate Brown
Head: Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips - Dark Brown
Head: Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips - Olive
Beard: Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing - Medium Olive