Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
McLeod Ugly (McLeod)
Tied by Steve Burke

McLeod Ugly (McLeod)
Name McLeod Ugly
Category Steelhead
Tail Red Fluff From the Base of a Red-Dyed Hackle
Body Black Chenille
Hackle Grizzly, Tied in by the Tip and Palmered Forward
Wing Black Bear, Bucktail or Moose Hair

This is another in the series of old standbyes. This fly was developed by Ken and George McLeod of Washington for fishing Washington waters, but it is also a very effective fly in British Columbia. It's listed in the handy streamside booklet, Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing for Steelhead, by Ron Cordes, as a good fly for medium to large streams; clear to colored water.