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“A video for the Fat Head Floating Minnow has been requested more times then I can count. So, here it is!” -Jesse Males

The Fat Head Floating Minnow was a design I came up with in order to create a floating minnow pattern that would be useful on the flats for redfish, snook, seatrout, and baby tarpon, but that could also be fished in a larger form for black tuna, yellowfin tuna, and roosterfish.

Below is my HD Fly Tying Video showing you all the steps you need to whip a few up yourself!

As you can see this fly incorporated a number of different synthetic materials in order to build a fly that will last after multiple fish and perform well in the water.

The action on this fly when stripped is almost a cross between a gurgler and a popper. Some strips are pops, some are quick darts, and sometimes it just slides on the surface. The erratic action drives fish crazy.

Be sure to give this fly a try for your next trip. It works well on largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, redfish, seatrout, snook, baby tarpon, and much much more!

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Tight lines!

Jesse Males

Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of backwaterflyfishing.com as well as our online fly shop, backwaterflies.com. The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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