The Thin Mint

Curtis- May 8 2018

My first couple of times seeing someone fish a Thin Mint, I thought "yeah, nice wooley bugger". And for sure it's a variation but as I've fished it, I'm starting to see this specific variation has some solid merit. Let's assume the "Thin Mint" comes from the fact it uses a sandwich of colors in the tail and possibly a reference to the tasty peacock body. Either way, the color variation here works. And at the suggestion of our trusty fly consultant, Lance, the pink bead became a favorite to finish off this theme. The nice thing, this is easy to tie and we recommend looking at the 4B Rooster Saddles for the bugger hackle since it's loaded with a lot of good hackles. And don't forget to check out the fly in action below on part 2 of our Wyoming adventure from a couple weeks back.

Material List
  • Hook: Hanak H 950 BL Streamer XL Hook - 8
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Black
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Salmon Pink - 1/8" (3.3mm)
  • Bead (option 1): Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Metallic Pink - 1/8" (3.3mm)
  • Tail Accent: Dyed Pearl Flashabou - 6969 - Olive
  • Tail 1: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Black (UV)
  • Tail 2: Nature's Spirit Prime Marabou - Long - Fl. Melon
  • Tail 3: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Rootbeer
  • Body: Arizona Simi Seal - Peacock
  • Body (option 1): Arizona Simi Seal - Bronze Peacock
  • Hackle: Whiting 4B Schlappen/Bugger Saddle - Brown
  • Hackle (option 2): Whiting Bugger Packs - Coachman Brown
  • Hackle (option 3): Whiting Eurohackle Saddle - Coachman Brown
  • Ribbing: RIO Powerflex Tippet - 5X
  • Tools Used: Dr. Slick Razor Scissors - 4", Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool, Turbo Dubbing Spinner,
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Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
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