Fish Species: Trout, Bass
Fishing Destination: Pyramid Lake
The midnight cowboy version of the balanced minnow is a great color. It has a much thinner profile than the black and blue version. It is tied the same way as the same fly in the leech version just on a bigger hook. The balanced minnow can be fished so many different ways including, under a large indicator, stripped in as a minnow or big leech and jigged vertically. If you learn to fish this fly correctly and the right time of year, you will be amazed.
An idea by legendary fly tier Phil Rowley has been an important part of our Pyramid lake boxes for years. The leeches (size 8-10) are the standard sizes for fishing under an indicator at Pyramid and just about any Stillwater on the planet. The Minnows (Size 4-6) are really versatile and can be fished under a large indicator, jigged vertically or stripped as well. The incorporation of a Bug Band ads tons of contrast and added balance to the flies. The Balanced flies are being used all over to catch Bass, Panfish, Trout and many other species of fish.