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Old 04-29-2011, 04:35 PM
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I have been asked to tie this fly up for a friend of my son in law... I have been told that it is called a hairy minnow and is a 1940's salmon/steelhead fly... if anyone has any further information ... especially tying instructions please let me know..

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McFly55.
To me it looks as if it's been a variant of one of the Steelhead Bee,or Hornet Flies & the wings are missing,however I could be wrong.
I have already checked,so far I haven't found a match,I'll keep looking.
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McFly55.
To me it looks as if it's been a variant of one of the Steelhead Bee,or Hornet Flies & the wings are missing,however I could be wrong.
I have already checked,so far I haven't found a match,I'll keep looking.
Brian
Thanks for the feedback.. it does give a little more insight on this fly...

Steelhead bumblebee.. makes sense to me.. my son in law thinks the white stripes are suppose to be yellow.. but Im sticking with an off white and/or light grey.

I looked it up as a hairy minnow and found one site selling it with a bucktail wing but not a beard. Also these flies are used with a spinner blade. The gentleman that is looking to have these tied also told us a couple of other things....

the fly I have is a Japanese version with an elongated head .... the American version is tied with barbell eyes and no elongated head..

its suppose to be killer on black perch when it is allowed to bounce on the bottom.. .

Ill keep searching as well...

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Hi MacFly,

The fly looks like a McGinty with missing wing. Here is a copied image and a recipe for one as shown. You can make these with hair wing (squirrel) or winde them with a soft hackle collar instead of tying the beard.

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Hooks: Your choice wet fly or salmon size 4 - 10
Thread: Black 8/0 thread (heavier if you do not have 8/0)
Tail: Red Hackle Barbules
Body: Alternating Yellow and Black Chenille
Beard: Brown Hackle Barbules
Wing: White Tipped Mallard Quill.
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Hi Again MacFly.
I think I may have found your Fly,if not it's it Twin Brother with Hackles,only the name has been changed in Poul Jorgenson's Book Dressing Flies for Salt & Freshwater,it's called a Hunt's Wasp Dry listed under Dry Salmon Fly Dressings,the Dressing is as follows,:
Hook. Size 6 or 8 Salmon Dry Fly Hook.
Tail. Very Stiff Red Dyed Hackle Feathers.
Body. Black & Yellow Wool Yarn Tapered in five alternating segments,
starting with Black at the Tail.
Hackle. Six Saddle Hackles,wound mixed, 2 Furnace,2 Grizzly,& 2 LIght Badger.
Head. Black Lacquered.
I haven't as yet tied it as a new Vise Arrived,which I didn't really need,(you all know how it is),which I want to try out.
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Hi MacFly once again.
I was itching to try the new Vise so I tied up three Flies,also copied the pic from the Book,it was really a task trying to wind the six hackles,especially on a # 6 Hook I gave that idea away,I then matched them in pairs,which I've done before,I finally went back to a long single hackle,which doesn't turn out as bulky,which I've used many times before,my trick is to attach a medium set of Hackle Pliers to each feather,which makes winding the Hackle easier,& the Fly looks better.
I'll try again to post the results again,I've printed Frank's recipe out.
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Gentlemen...

Thank you for the awesome feedback and recipes.. I am sure i will help...

As for the McGinty.. Ive seen it before but the fly I have looks like a barber pole spiral and doesnt have a wing... but it does look like a great variation to play with... :-)

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