Tail: Polar Pearl Hanked Lite-Brite
Tail Fin: Black Caudal spot
Body: Silver Bodi-Braid
Eye & Insert: Silver Spirit River, Real Eye with Priz Gold 3-D Molded insert
Lower Side: Polar Pearl Hanked Lite-Brite
Upper Side: Hare's Ear Hanked Lite-Brite
Snout Color or Change Thread: Tan
Belly or Stomach: Polar Pearl Hanked Lite-Brite
Dorsum or Back: Pearl Green/Olive Hanked Lite-Brite then Black Hanked
Lite-Brite sparsely over for a midline stripe
Head Color: Tan
Cheek & Chin Color: Polar Pearl
Pectoral Fins: Clear
Anal Fin: Clear
Pelvic Fin: Clear
Dorsal Fin: Black spot at base
Colored Markers: Black for Caudal spot and Dorsal spot
Tying Notes: None
Distribution: Found throughout the Mississippi basin and the Mobil basin.
From Minnesota and South Dakota south to Mexico and eastward to Georgia.
Habitat: The Bullhead minnow prefers the slow streams with mud or silt
bottom, found in the backwaters, pools and eddies of small to large rivers
within its range. Rarely in small streams or tributaries.
Spawning Period: An extended spawning season from late April to early
Spawning Habitat: Under hard objects such as logs, rocks, etc. just as the
Bluntnose and Fathead minnows.
Important Notes: In very warm water the Bullhead Minnow often breathes for
the surface film of the water, because of its sub-terminal mouth it must
suspend itself tail down at more than a 45 degree angle. Best imitated by a
"New Concept Minnow Pattern in hot water.