Quote Originally Posted by Prairieschooner View Post
Cool Dave! There's a goldfish/koi pond in a neighborhood adjacent to mine; I've snuck in over there a couple of times and thrown a few but haven't had any luck. What were you using on them?
A 1/80th Springbrook Wunder Microjig suspended under a Fish Pimp original size strike indicator. Depth depended on how deep the fish appeared to be at the time...anywhere from a 6" to 2' usually. Color of microjig varied from silver to chartreuse to white. All caught fish. Goldfish were particularly aggressive towards the white that day.

Here's a link to info on the Springbrook Wunder from a thread in these forums, written by Dale S.:
Quote Originally Posted by iaflyfisher View Post
The Mity-Mite or Springbrook Wunder Fly

The design for the Springbrook Wunder fly comes from the Mity-Mite fly that was sold by the Wapsi Fly Company from 1940 to 1980s. Tom Schmuecker of Wapsi Fly Inc. believes the original owner of Wapsi Fly, Lacey Gee, originated this fly in the 1930?s. Lacey also created another great fly "The Gimp".
Wapsi sold the fly commercially (tied by local Iowa fly tiers) from the mid 1940's to early 1980's. The originial was tied with white, yellow, black and blue tails.

Attachment 9918 Attachment 9919

The original jig hooks (flat sided) have long been out of production so Mr. Keith Wunder, an instructor at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Springbrook Conservation Education Center, updated the fly with modern materials.

Attachment 9920 The Springbrook Wunder, as it is now called, has been tied by thousands of students at the Ed Center and proven to be an un-paralleled fish catcher. It can be a nymph or minnow and is deadly on crappies and other panfish.
Materials -
Hook: 1/80th or 1/100th oz #10 lead-head jig hook
Thread: Red or orange 6/0
Body: Silver tinsel chenille
Tail: Grizzly marabou or other color

This fly can easily be tied with any colored tail or body material. A popular combination for crappie is a red body and charttreuse taill. The originial Mity-Mite used fluorescent orange thread in the tie but we now use red thread to imitate gills of prey.

The legacy of Lacey Gee lives on in the Gimp and the Springbrook Wunder.