A minnow pattern that can match a variety of forage species and fool almost any predatory fish around, the EP Ghost Minnow Fly is an essential fly whether you’re pursuing albies, snook, striped bass, bluefish, or even freshwater species like trout and bass. The EP Ghost Minnow Fly has a small baitfish profile and makes a great imitation for things like silversides, glass minnows, bay anchovies, juvenile herring, and those tiny juvenile bunker. With an ability to cover so many different types of baitfish, this is an important fly to have in your box, and it’s one that you can rely on whether you’re fishing an open beach, a tidal estuary, a river system, or even a flat.
Tied with realism in mind, the EP Ghost Minnow Fly is a great choice for fishing over blitzing fish, but it also works equally well as a general searching pattern. Strip it slowly, quickly, or just let it ride in the current, this is a streamer that you don’t want to leave at home.