In that big bag of 700 or so flies I acquired through a source that attended an estate sale was this beauty.
It's a creation of zonker strip and mylar.
So, what is the name of this fly? I call it a Zonker Minnow.
Will it catch trout? Yes, I've use them before on Blue River to capture trout, but, the one pictured is a little too large I think for the trout at Blue.
And how to fish it? I panic strip it or strip and twitch it. This pattern is intended to simulate an injured minnow or baitfish. So, with that in mind you want this pattern to act fleeting.
Haven't fish this pattern in quite some time and in the estate sale bonanza is some smaller versions of the fly pictured above. Think I'll pack them in the fly box and carry them with me soon.