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)
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.
Gary Fraser – Born in Rural Cape Breton I had the luxury of growing up with some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in the world on my doorstep. I am a father of two, an avid outdoorsman, guide and owner of nsflyfishing.com a website used with other guides and anglers to promote fly fishing and fly tying here in Atlantic Canada. I have had little time on the water the last number of years with a young family and working away but things are coming together for a great 2012 season.
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