The Copperhead Minnow imitates small baitfish that are often found in the shallows.

A few years back, I noticed baitfish swimming in the shallows, occasionally reflecting a copper glint from around the head. That gave me the inspiration to tie the Copperhead Minnow. On my first try with the little streamer, it quickly proved its value by hooking a bunch of brown trout. I've also seen the need for small streamers when fishing for smallmouth and they were on to small baitfish.