Blacked-Out Baby Fat Minnow

Cheech - June, 2022

Have you ever had one of those days where you know you are fishing in the right place, the fish are active, the weather is perfect, but the fish just don't seem to like your fly pattern? If you have ever fished a lake where you can sight fish to cruisers you get to see the whole thing unfold. Cast out, fish appears out of nowhere and follows your fly, then he turns away. You strip your fly and he comes right back and follows even closer this time but still turns away... Yeah. Stillwater trout can be real jerks sometimes. Because they basically just swim and eat, they can afford to be more selective than river fish - mostly because they aren't burning calories in currents just to survive. I could go on and one about this, but long story short, I wanted to create a fly that they wouldn't be able to give the ol' "looky Lou" anymore. The Low Fat Minnow was born, and has been a very successful fly for us over the last 4 years or so. It has caught everything from Green Sunfish in Utah to Tarpon in Mexico. After a trip to chase big cutthroat, I noticed lots of really small baitfish that would school up right over the weed beds near shore. After that trip I began working on a much smaller and simpler Low Fat Minnow, and after a few revisions the Baby Fat Minnow was born. Because Bruiser Blend Jr. comes in a bunch of different colors, you can tie pretty much any color combinations you can dream of. I have listed several color patterns on the bottom of this page, and the video is the Blacked-Out flavor.

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 32500 Bonio Barbless Carp Hook - 8
  • Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - Black
  • Bead: Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads - Sterling Silver - 3.0mm (1/8")
  • Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Black (UV)
  • Flash: Ice Dub - Minnow Pearl Back
  • Head: Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing - Black Copper
  • Eyes: Fluorescent Fly Eyes - Fl. Orange - 1/8" (3.3mm)
  • Resin: Solarez UV Cure Resin - Medium Hard 1/2 oz
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    Ice Dub
    Ice Dub
    Ice Dub

    Ice Dub

    $3.50
    UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
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    $1.99
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
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    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
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    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
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    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
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    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
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    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
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    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
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    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

    Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

    $4.99
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing

    Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing

    $2.95
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
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    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

    6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

    $3.25
    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads

    Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads

    $8.65
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

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    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
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    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0

    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0

    $3.50
    Fulling Mill 32500 Bonio Barbless Carp Hook
    Fulling Mill 32500 Bonio Barbless Carp Hook

    Fulling Mill 32500 Bonio Barbless Carp Hook

    $8.25
    Fluorescent Fly Eyes
    Fluorescent Fly Eyes

    Fluorescent Fly Eyes

    $4.99
    Fulling Mill 32505 Bonio Barbed Carp Hook
    Fulling Mill 32505 Bonio Barbed Carp Hook

    Fulling Mill 32505 Bonio Barbed Carp Hook

    $8.25
    Solarez UV Cure Resin - Medium Hard 1/2 oz
    Solarez UV Cure Resin - Medium Hard 1/2 oz

    Solarez UV Cure Resin - Medium Hard 1/2 oz

    $18.50