The Thin Mint Slider

Cheech - May, 2019

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
  • 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
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing

Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing

$2.95
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

$3.95
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Veevus GSP
Veevus GSP

Veevus GSP

$4.25
Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook
Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook

Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook

$5.50
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads

3D Articulation Beads

$4.50
BallZeyes
BallZeyes

BallZeyes

$5.50
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

$7.50
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

$6.50
Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips
Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips

Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips

$12.95