Published Oct 8. 2013 - 7 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#72-2013 - Leitz Bucktail

Leitz Bucktail - Gary Fraser Tied by: Gary Fraser Originated by: Mr. Earl Leitz Source: Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joseph D. Bates, Jr, - Pg...

#72-2013 Leitz Bucktail - Gary Fraser #72-2013 Leitz Bucktail - Gary Fraser


Tied by: Gary Fraser
Originated by: Mr. Earl Leitz
Source: Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joseph D. Bates, Jr, - Pg 296

Hook: Daiichi 2370 or Mustad L87-3655a
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Tail: Red hackle tips
Butt: Black chenille
Body: Silver embossed tinsel
Thorax: Black chenille
Throat: Red hackle
Wing: White bucktail under black bucktail under red bucktail (equal)
Head: Orange

Notes: The Leitz Bucktail is a pattern that was put together by Mr. Earl Leitz of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It was a client, Dr. Marks who christened the pattern in honour of it's originator after landing a specimen sized rainbow trout on the fly. The Leitz Bucktail is one of a series of streamers designed to target the "Soo" trout, a potadromous migrator commonly referred to as steelhead in the modern era. The Soo trout that traverse the St. Mary's River rapids are often impressive in size and streamers are commonly tied on large #2 hooks to match the strength of the fresh running salmonids.
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Comment to #72-2013 - Leitz Bucktail by Gary Frase...

nice tye Gary.. however, in Bates' "Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing" (1966) The dressing states the Black & Red Bucktail is to be "mixed equally", not stacked one on top of the other...
Other then that You did an excellent job.. even without the jungle cock cheeks :)

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