Fly of the Month: Garner’s Yeyo Minnow


Winter has arrived and so begins my favorite time of year to be out chasing trout on rivers and streams. Cold nights and brisk days drop water temperatures, and thin the crowds bring the largest fish out from hiding, a winning combination for the dedicated angler. Trout are most likely exhibiting aggressive pre- or post spawn behavior. Winter is undoubtedly one of the best times to fish streamers. I find great success on the water with white streamers this time of year, especially on those bright blustery days. Quite possibly the deadliest time to fish this streamer is when water temps drop low enough in our reservoirs to bring on a shad kill. Dead or stunned shad are sucked through the turbines of the dams and provide easily obtainable groceries for your favorite finned tailwater inhabitants. Hareline Dubbin’s new Cohen’s Attractor Tails have added a great new twist on many of my favorite streamer patterns, particularly any baitfish or shad pattern. We have all sizes of the Cohen Creature Tails in stock at Cohutta Fishing Company along with a plethora of new tying material. Check us out at

  • Hook: Gamakatsu Jig 60 Round Bend
  • Thread: White UTC 140
  • Eyes: Medium 7/32 Pearl Dumbbell Eyes
  • Tail: Cohens Creature Attractor Tail size Small/White Marabou
  • Body: .015 Lead Wire Underbody/ Pearl Ice Dub/ White Schlappen/Medium Pearl Palmer Chenille

Garner Reid
Head Guide at Cohutta Fishing Company

Garner Reid is head guide at Cohutta Fishing Company in Cartersville, Ga.