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 Gierach

John Gierach’s Little Brown Trout is a classic for both bass and trout anglers. The bucktail was developed alongside the Gierach Special bucktail. John originally tied this fly pattern with pearl braid and weighted the body with lead wire.

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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Gierach Little Brown Trout Bucktail Fly Pattern
Gierach Little Brown Trout Bucktail Fly Pattern
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