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McGinty

Name McGinty
Category Steelhead
Hook Size 2, 4, 6; 2X Long, TDE
Tail Wisps of Mixed Grizzly and Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Body Heavy Black and Yellow Chenille in Alternate Strands           
Hackle Brown Saddle
Wings White-Tipped Mallard Quill
Head Black

Note: This pattern is listed in Mel Marshall's, Steelhead, Copyright 1973 as one of the top two dozen Winter Steelhead flies to be counted on. He writes that this fly originated in the east, the streamer in Michigan. Mel Marshall's version is tied with a white bucktail wing, but all of the other versions I have seen are tied with the white tipped quill. I know that I used to have great success with this fly when I fished it for rainbow and brook trout in upstate New York. The fly, from what I have read elsewhere, was originated by Charles McGinty in 1883, so it has a rich history and long success story

 

 

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