Published Jul 9. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#191 - Mickey Doodle

Mickey Doodle - Robbie Hiltz Tied by: Robbie Hiltz Originated by: Carrie Stevens Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and...

#191 Mickey Doodle - Robbie Hiltz #191 Mickey Doodle - Robbie Hiltz


Tied by: Robbie Hiltz
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies; Hilyard Pg 126-128

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: Yellow bucktail
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: 2 red hackles flanked by yellow hackles
Shoulder: Red hen back
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: Black (optional orange band)

Notes: Red and yellow was a popular color combination of Carrie's day, and judging by the continued success of the Mickey Finn, it still does quite well in the modern age. Mickey's Ghost is a pattern designed by Mike Martinek which also pays homage to the most famous of bucktails. Carrie's version is quite similar to a Canadian version of the Mickey Finn which calls for a married wing of red and yellow goose wing.

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Comment to #191 - Mickey Doodle...

I love that pattern. A great attractor.
Well tied.

Comment to #191 - Mickey Doodle...

That fly is a pure beauty. Wonderful job.

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