- Fly Patterns
- - Mickey Finn
||10-15-2010 02:05 PM
|Mickey Finn|| http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph...1/IMG_0351.JPG|
|Type of fly || Classic bucktail streamer|
|Originator of pattern if known || Traditional pattern, renamed the "Mickey Finn" after the death of Rudolph Valentino in the 1930s. His death was suspected to be a result of poisoning. (For you kids out there, "slipping someone a Mickey" was a slang term for pouring a drug into someone's drink without their knowledge.)|
|Tied and Submitted by || peregrines|
|Level of tying experience needed to tie this pattern || Beginner, a fairly simple pattern using basic tying skills|
|Materials listed in order of tie in:|| |
|Hook || Streamer hook anywhere from 3 to 8xlong sizes 2-10. Mustad 79580 (4xlong) size 8 here. (longer 6-8xlong shank hooks are traditionally used for land locked salmon)|
|Thread || Black|
|Tail || Optional short tuft of red wool, usually omitted. Not used here.|
|Rib || Oval Tinsel|
|Body || Silver tinsel. Silver |
|Wing || Sparse bunches of yellow and red bucktail. Divide bucktail into 4 equal bunches, 1 red and 3 yellow. Bottom layer, 1 bunch of yellow bucktail. Middle layer 1 bunch of red bucktail. Top layer 2 remaining bunches of yellow combined.|
|Head || Black thread.|
|Special tying notes || Other versions tied with kip tail (calf tail) or marabou in place of bucktail.|
|Target species || Trout (particulary brook trout), landlocked salmon, steelhead, salmon, and warm water fish including crappie, pickerel, smallmouth and largemouth bass |
|Fishing notes || |
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