The Frosty Minnow is a clouser variation that does really well in the Spring for Smallmouth Bass. I haven't fished it as much in the past couple year but I am going to bring it out of retirement this year and start fishing it frequently again. It is very easy to tie and a great pattern to kick off the live fly ties. This pattern is great to get children starting to tie too. If your life is a circus like mine then you need a proven pattern that you can crank out 10 or 12 in an hour. Black over White is probably my favorite color combo right now.