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Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
12-12-2010, 08:27 PM,
Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
[Image: EEBChartStripeShiner_02.jpg]
This is simply a bunker minnow fly pattern tied onto a jig head. The idea is that it is supposed to immitate a minnow eating a salmon or trout egg. I use it for steelhead, as eggs and minnows are two of steelheads' favorite foods. Of course this pattern could be tied up in any trio of colors, or two colors, or one.

1/64 oz round headed collarless jig, orange
6/0 white tying thread
Chartreuse Krystal Flash
One 4" strand of black yarn, unravelled.
One or two 4" strands of chartreuse yarn, unravelled.
One or two 4" strands of white yarn, unravelled.
1/8" holographic eyes, chartreuse.
Super glue.
[Image: EEBJigMaterials.jpg]

[Image: EEBJig_01.jpg]
1. Tie in several strands of Krystal Flash.

[Image: EEBJigYarn.jpg]
2. Pull apart the yarn into individual fibers.

[Image: EEBJig_02.jpg]
3. Tie in clump of chartreuse yarn so that the middle of the clump is immediately behind the jig head. Make the minimum amount of wraps possible to keep the "minnow's" nose as close to the "egg" as possible.

[Image: EEBJig_03.jpg]
4. Pull the clump of yarn near the head end back over the tail end. Make a couple more tight thread wraps between 'nose' and 'egg'

[Image: EEBJig_04.jpg]
5. Tie in the white 'under body' yarn over top of the chartreuse yarn the same way as was done in step 3.

[Image: EEBJig_05.jpg]
6. Repeat step 4 with the white yarn.

[Image: EEBJig_06.jpg]
7. Tie in the clump of black yarn the same way as in steps 3 and 5.

[Image: EEBJig_07.jpg]
8. Double back the clump of black yarn as was done in steps 4 and 6.
9. Whip finish.

[Image: EEBJig_08.jpg]
10. Use your thumb and fore-finger to gently pull the yarn fibers into the shape of a minnow's head.
11. While still holding the material in this position, apply super glue so that the whole "minnow" head is saturated. Take great care not to glue your thumb or finger to the yarn!!! Blush

[Image: EEBJig_09.jpg]
12. While the glue is still wet apply the holographic eyes. Keep holding the yarn in position until the head has dried.

[Image: EEBChartStripeShiner_01.jpg]

12-12-2010, 08:45 PM,
RE: Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
Very nice job on showing how it's done.
12-12-2010, 09:13 PM,
RE: Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
Great step-by-step tutorial. Cool I really like the looks of the finished tie too!
12-12-2010, 09:41 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-12-2010, 09:45 PM by Radtexan.)
RE: Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
Great job...
"Only death will end my love affair with Texas." Bob Bullock
12-12-2010, 10:28 PM,
RE: Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
Great tye - excellent pattern - thnx for sharing
12-12-2010, 10:37 PM,
RE: Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
Nice work! Love it.
12-12-2010, 11:41 PM,
RE: Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
That is an excellent emerald shiner imitation, gonna have to make me me some of those. You have my imagination running also... might try to tie the idea on a tube insert head - to give the look of just a minnow.

Thanks for the tutorial - will add it to the index pages of the site on my next update! Cool Jig : Co-Founder
12-13-2010, 12:34 AM,
RE: Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
Great job on the fly and the tutorial.
12-14-2010, 01:48 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-14-2010, 01:50 PM by jjsjigs.)
RE: Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
that is quite possibly the best shiner imitation I've seen in a long, long time! I'm tellin' ya now... I'm tying those up tonight!! Time to hit the craft store for some yarn!!

Instead of super glue could you use epoxy on the head? (super glue fumes really rake havoc on my sinuses)
12-14-2010, 04:56 PM,
RE: Egg Eating Bunker Minnow
awesome tutorial. Thanks for sharing

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