The scruffy collar pushes water and the cone head gets it down, making this fly a good option for deep or murky water. The ice dub gives it a translucent minnow effect, and the pink color makes it irresistible to slab crappies and gills. Tied on a size #12.
The Noah’s Minnow is a great fly for picky panfish. The marabou tail twitches in the water driving the most skittish fish to bite. The natural colors and bead chain eyes make it a natural option to throw. You can fish this fly single, or trailing behind another streamer. I like to fish it behind a Pink Punch making a great combo for both agressive and non-agressive fish.
Fishing topwater is my favorite way to fish for panfish. There is nothing like watching your fly get smashed by a monster ‘gill as you strip it across a still lake. The foam construction of the Panfish Gurgler gives it durability, so it never sinks. Its rubber legs and hackle add the movement that is irresistible to ‘gills. Tied on a size 12, it is the perfect size for all panfish.
The DNA Mini Clouser is a great fly for big bull bluegills, and especially slab crappies. Big panfish eat meat. The profile and shine of the DNA Frosty Fish Fiber looks almost exactly like a small minnow. Tied on a size 12.