Published Sep 29. 2021 - 10 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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Dave Hughes, "Essential Trout Flies," 2017,
Dave Hughes, "Wet Flies," 2015,
John Shewey, "Classic Steelhead Flies," 2015,
David Klausmeyer's "Favorite Flies," 2020,
Morgan Lyle's "Simple Flies," 2015,
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia:
Mike Valla's "Tying the Founding Flies," 2015,
Mike Valla's "Classic Streamer Fly Box," 2020,
Randle Scott Stetzer's "Flies, the Best One Thousand," 1992,
Terry Hellekson's "Popular Fly Patterns," 1976,
Dick Stewart's, "Flies for Bass and Panfish," 1992,
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia:

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