Published Sep 29. 2021 - 9 months ago

McGinty Bucktail

This steelhead version of the classic McGinty wet fly was likely created sometime in the 1920s and was a popular pattern in the Pacific Northwest for a couple of decades before largely falling out of favor.

Hook: #4-10 salmon/steelhead
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Body: Chenille, yellow/black/yellow
Hackle: Brown saddle
Wing: Squirrel tail

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