• Fly Tying Tutorial: Fish-Mask Murdich Minnow
  • Brian Wise
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Fly Tying Tutorial: Fish-Mask Murdich Minnow

The Murdich Minnow Is Easily One of the Most Versatile Streamer Patterns of All Time, Covering Saltwater, Freshwater, Coldwater, and Warmwater

The Murdich Minnow is a staple smallmouth fly, but will also pull the biggest snook out of the mangroves, blitzing stripers, large brown trout, and really, anything that eats baitfish.

The Fish-Mask variation of the Murdich Minnow adds a realistic head profile with eyes, durability, and helps the fly get to the suspension range of the water column faster than the original while keeping the fly light to preserve its swimming action.

The Fish-Mask provides a clean, simple, and effective alternative to creating heads with epoxies. A realistic baitfish profile and the ability to take on the color of body materials make it a versatile platform for tying a wide variety of weightless streamer patterns.

You can size this fly up or down based on the water you're fishing and the species you're looking to target.

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        About Brian Wise:

        Brian Wise is a fly fishing guide in extreme Southern Missouri. His mainstays are the wild rainbow trout and large predatory brown trout of the North Fork of the White River, but he is also a self-proclaimed smallmouth junkie and loves the seasonal striper fishing as well. He's been the head guide at River of Life Farm for over a decade and has been featured in print such as Southern Living Magazine, Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Field and Stream, Rural Missouri Magazine, on television shows such as NBC’s Today Show, Outdoor Channel’s Ultimate Outdoors, several appearances on Outdoor Channel Outfitters, and is a Field Producer for Chasing Waters on the Pursuit Channel. He was a 2007 qualifier for the coveted Best of the West distance casting competition and won the Bennett Springs distance casting competition with a whopping cast of 106 feet. When Brian isn’t guiding, he is fishing with his two sons. His fly tying and fly fishing videos are quickly making their way to the top of the list, and the Fly Fishing the Ozarks Youtube Channel is the fastest growing channel in the fly fishing genre.

        • Brian Wise
        • bassbrown troutfly fishingfly tyingsmallmouth bassstreamer fishingstriped basstroutvideo

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        • Nov 10, 2021

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