Published Dec 3. 2013 - 7 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#90-2013 - Platte River Bucktail

Platte River Bucktail - Kevin Kirkelie Tied by: Kevin Kirkelie Originated by: Bud Miller Platte River Bucktail Streamer Pattern Recipe Hook: Mustad...

#90-2013 Platte River Bucktail - Kevin Kirkelie #90-2013 Platte River Bucktail - Kevin Kirkelie


Tied by: Kevin Kirkelie
Originated by: Bud Miller

Platte River Bucktail Streamer Pattern Recipe


Hook: Mustad 79580 #1
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Brown floss or embroidery thread
Rib: Gold flat tinsel
Throat: Red bucktail tied short
Wing: Mixed yellow and natural brown bucktail
Collar: Brown furnace and yellow hackle (4 wraps)
Head: Black

Notes: The Platte River Special is a preverbal favourite for fishing browns and bows on the patterns namesake river. The feather wing Platte River Special was developed by Bud Miller in the early 1950's and has since spawned several variations of the fly. Kevin's bucktail version has become an excellent streamer for fishing during the fall season. It is as good as a dinner bell for attracting big hungry brown trout.
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