Puck’s version of the Cypert’s Minnow

There was this great tubing that is for sale, but I just couldn’t justify buying every color available, until now….

This is the fly that we used for white bass much earlier this year.  It is cheap, easy to tie, and it works.  What else do you want in a fly?


Hook:          60°bend jig hook, size 4
Thread:       Size “A” rod wrapping thread, color to match underbody
Eyes:          Bead chain eyes, size to match hook, and color to contrast underbody, or lead eyes if you really want it to sink
Body:         Estaz, or cactus chenille, color and size of choice.
Overbody: Braided tubing, color of choice and size to match hook.
Glue:         CA glue

SCE version of Charlie's great fly

SCE version of Charlie’s great fly


4 thoughts on “Puck’s version of the Cypert’s Minnow

  1. I’ve used these 60° bend jig hooks on other flies, and like the action when I strip the fly. And due to the price of these hooks I can tie a ton of flies for very little money.


  2. Hi Puck:
    2 questions:
    Is this that braided tubing from Michael’s/Hobby Lobby that comes in huge hanks and several colors?
    What hooks are these? Eagle Claw? Who stocks them?
    Glad to see that Harmon Creek has made the schedule for next year. The secret is out!


  3. I had to buy those Eagle Claw hooks from Jann’s Netcraft ,
    “EAGLE CLAW 410 OSHAUGHNESSY JIG HOOKS” in size 2 and 4.

    And the braided tubing is exactly as you described. I now have a ton of it.


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