I have found this modification to increase the hits on the standard pattern, the Muddler Minnow. Please see the attached picture. I have experienced an increase of at least 30% of hits, fishing for trout, with this pattern. The addition of a few strands of "flashabeau" in the body of the muddler, makes it look much more like real food. The muddler minnow, as I understand it, was meant to mimmick sculpins-darters. Sculpins have a nice irridescence if viewed out of the water. The flashabeau, shiny irridescent mylar strands, mimmicks the darter shine.