Hook: Tiemco 8089 (Size 6)
Thread: Red Flat Waxed Nylon
Tail: White Maribou
Body: White Estaz
Wing: Gray Ghost Flashabou/White Chenille/Peacock Herl
Collar: Gray Palmer Chenille
Head: White Estaz
Eyes: 6mm Holographic Eyes
Color: Prisma Color Markers
Originally designed for crappie, this pattern is a killer on the river for smallies. The top "wing" undulates in the water giving this streamer life-like action. The Estaz gives this minnow a portly profile....a nice meal. Crappies hammer this one big time, but so will bluegills and bass.
The green runt on the lower left is tied without a tail. For some reason Al Wilkie left a tail off the original, but I added one for a little extra action on my version (upper in gray).
Make sure to clip the estaz to give the runt a ittle tapered profile and finish it off with a nice Prismacolor marker job. Super simple and aside from the peacock extremely durable. I'm going to omit the wimpy peacock herl on my next session. The runt has to be tough because it spends most of it's lifespan in a fish's mouth!