Published Nov 5. 2018 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

John Gierach's Little Brown Trout Bucktail

"The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be." -John...

"The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be."
-John Gierach

John Gierach's Little Brown Trout is a classic for both bass and trout anglers. The bucktail was developed alongside the

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. John originally tied this fly pattern with pearl braid and weighted the body with lead wire.

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John Gierach's Little Brown Trout Bucktail Fly Pattern
Hook: Mustad L87-3665Axl #4-#10
Thread: White 6/0
Body: Pearl flat tinsel over white floss
Throat: White bucktail (short belly)
Wing: Orange bucktail, pearl Krystal Flash and fox squirrel tail
Topping: Peacock herl
Eye: Yellow painted eye with a black center
Head: Black

"If people don't occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you're doing something wrong."
-John Gierach

Sources: Trout Bum -John Gierach https://amzn.to/2CMyHVJ (affiliate link)
Fly Tyer Magazine Spring 2004 Volume 10 No. 1 pg. 34-39

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