What do my personal-best brook trout, smallmouth bass, and northern pike have in common? They ate a Murdich Minnow. What fly do I throw at trout in the sky-blue lakes of Chile with just as much confidence as I do in the small, tannin-stained rivers of Wisconsin? A Murdich Minnow. Simple to tie and easy to customize, this baitfish imitation was originally developed as a striper fly, but today it catches any fish that enjoys a meal of fish flesh. The best news for the angler? It’s almost as easy to tie as it is to cast.