Pyramid Lake Balanced Minnow – Root Beer
Size – 4
Fish Species – Trout, Bass
Destination – Pyramid Lake
There are so many things to imitate with a balanced fly. The root beer model does a great job of looking like dragon fly nymphs, certain small fish and even a clump of scuds. 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.
All of our Balanced Minnows are tied with Bug Bands. Bug Bands give the fly great contrast and add some weight to make the flies ride even more “Balanced”
We have been using Balanced Minnows at Pyramid and other local stillwaters for years. This is an awesome fly to use with an indicator system in stillwaters everywhere. Originally designed by Phil Rowley the Balanced Leech is one of the most copied still water patterns in the past few years. Our Pyramid Lake Balanced Minnow versions have caught many huge fish over the past couple of years. This is a great pattern for the fall and winter when trout are really feeding on Tui Chubs aggressively. Tied on a size 4 Umpqua Jig Hook.
This fly can also be used with a floating line and no indicator fished “Jig” style