Category Archives: Bucktail

Songo Smelt Bucktail Fly Tying Pattern

The Songo Smelt is a sweet little bucktail perfect for casting out in search of cruising landlocked salmon, brook trout and bass. The fly gets its name from the Songo River in Maine, a short river that flows into Sebago … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Liggett Special Bucktail

I first saw this fly pattern years ago while reading an article on GlobalFlyFisher written by Mike Martinek. Mike stated that he preferred to fish the Liggett Special over the Mickey Finn and claimed it as one of his all-time … Continue reading

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#99-2013 – Silver Doctor Hairwing tied by Barry Phillips

Tied by: Barry Phillips Originated by: James Wright Silver Doctor Hairwing Streamer Fly Recipe Hook: Mustad 3665A Thread: Black 8/0 Butt: Fluorescent red thread Body: Silver holographic flat tinsel Wing: White bucktail, pearl angel hair, yellow bucktail, red bucktail, Silver … Continue reading

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#90-2013 – Platte River Bucktail by Kevin Kirkelie

Tied by: Kevin Kirkelie Originated by: Bud Miller Platte River Bucktail Streamer Pattern Recipe Hook: Mustad 79580 #1 Thread: Black 6/0 Body: Brown floss or embroidery thread Rib: Gold flat tinsel Throat: Red bucktail tied short Wing: Mixed yellow and … Continue reading

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#79-2013 – Champlain Jane by Charlie Mann

Tied by: Charles Mann Originated by: Charles Mann based on the Booker Special Champlain Jane Bucktail Streamer Fly Recipe Hook: Mustad B-17 #2 and Mustad 94720 #2 Thread: Red 8/0 Underbody: Red body braid Body: Pearl braided mylar tubing Tail: … Continue reading

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#77-2013 – Over The Rainbow by Kevin Kirkelie

Tied by: Kevin Kirkelie Originated by: Kevin Kirkelie Over The Rainbow Streamer Fly Pattern Recipe Hook: Mustad 79580 #2 Thread: Black 6/0 Tag: Hot pink flat waxed nylon Body: Pearl mylar tubing Wing: Pink, purple, chartreuse, orange, and red bucktail … Continue reading

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#75-2013 – PBR Steelhead Bucktail by Jon Harrang

Tied by: Jon Harrang Originated by: Jon Harrang Hook: Partridge CS17 Ken Baker #2 Thread: Black 8/0 Tag: Silver oval tinsel fine Tail: Golden pheasant crest dyed red Body: Pearl Mylar braid Rib: Silver oval tinsel Beard: 2 turns of … Continue reading

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