Published Apr 11. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#28-2013 - Little Rainbow Trout Bucktail

Little Rainbow Trout by Marcelo Morales Tied by: Marcelo Morales Originated by: Samuel R. Slaymaker II Source: Streamer Fly Fishing in Fresh and Salt...

#28-2013 Little Rainbow Trout by Marcelo Morales #28-2013 Little Rainbow Trout by Marcelo Morales


Tied by: Marcelo Morales
Originated by: Samuel R. Slaymaker II
Source: Streamer Fly Fishing in Fresh and Salt Water, Bates (1966) Pg. 183-184, 297-298

Hook: Partridge CS17 #4
Thread: White 8/0
Tail: Bright green bucktail
Body: Pinkish white dubbing
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Throat: Pink bucktail tied short
Wing: White bucktail under pink bucktail (slightly blended) under green bucktail under badger hair.
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: The Little Rainbow Trout streamer is one third of a trio of trout fry patterns created by Samuel Slaymaker. The Little Brown Trout Bucktail and Little Brook Trout Bucktail patterns round out the series. The streamers were tied in a wide range of sizes from large #2 right down to "streamerette" sized 12's. The fly has a long record of taking fish wherever trout fry can be found. Like Lew Oatman and Preston Jennings, Mr. Slaymaker studied the natural fry in order to create a natural looking imitation. The hairs that make up the wing should be lightly blended with the colours above and below.
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Comment to #28-2013 - Little Rainbow Trout Bucktai...

Beautiful work here. This is one of my favorite streamer patterns.

Comment to #28-2013 - Little Rainbow Trout Bucktai...

Very nice work Marcelo.

Comment to #28-2013 - Little Rainbow Trout Bucktai...

Very nice tye Marcello..

Comment to #28-2013 - Little Rainbow Trout Bucktai...

This is one of my very favourite streamers, especially when tied with polar bear. I know bucktail is original, but PB has more life to it underwater.

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