Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Conserving, Protecting and Restoring Coldwater Fisheries


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Freelance writer living in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  Father--deceased in 1966--was an avid trout fly fisherman in Shawano County in the 20s, 30s, and 40s.  I'm writing a story about him and my mother and have some questions about his favorite fly:  The Silver Minnow. 

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Reply TedH
10:23 AM on March 14, 2014 
Thanks, NoWiBrookie. If possible, please send an image of a fly that you think resembles the Silver Minnow to tedschaar@gmail.com. Many thanks, Ted
Reply NoWiBrookie
9:37 AM on March 14, 2014 
If it's the Silver Minnow I'm familiar with, it is tied wet-fly style, similar to a Llama. This fly was shown to me by a TU Chapter member who grew up and fished in the Shawano and Menominee County area.

Hook - Streamer Hook (2x Heavy, 3x or 4x Long)
Tail - Grey Squirrel Tail
Body - Large Silver Tinsel or Silver Diamond Braid
Wing - Grey Squirrel Tail
Cheeks (optional) - Grizzly Hackle, tied in along the wing, length slightly shorter than the wing
Collar - Webby grizzly hackle
Optional - Painted eyes