I’ve said before that my favorite fly of them all is Norm Zeigler’s Schminnow. A close second however would have to be the polar fiber minnow.
These flies impart great action, look really cool and just plain catch fish. Just last week Jarek jumped a very large snook (mid 30’s to 40’s range) using this fly. We have both consistently caught smaller snook using this fly and I am sure that it would work for a number of different species.
So here is how you tie a polar fiber minnow:
Yes I know the video was muted. Here’s my reaction
So here’s a slide show that also shows how to tie the fly as well as providing corresponding steps.
Firstly: Using white thread tie in red flash
Secondly: Tie in white polar fiber
Thirdly: More polar fiber and wraps
Fourthly: Tie in gray polar fiber with black thread
Fifthly: Tie in silver flash
Sixth: More gray
Seventh: More black polar fiber
Eighth: Add eyes
Finally: Epoxy the head and cure with a UV light
Note*: Avoid looking directly at the UV light
The polar fiber minnow is a great fly for catching a variety of fish and is actually easy to tie! It may look complicated, but it is actually quite simple!
Until next time, Tight Lines.