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Green Butt Skunk Example 10
Tied By William Lovelace

GB Skunk 10


Green Butt Skunk #10

Category Steelhead Fly
Hook Mustad 36890 #4
Thread Black Monocord
Tail Brown Hackle fibers

Fluorescent Green Chenille; Black Chenille?????

Ribbing Flat Silver Tinsel
Collar Black Hackle
Wing White Bucktail

This version of the Geeen Butt Skunk was tied by Oregon fly tyer William Lovelace for a his series Creativity in Fly Tying: Varying the Approach to Tying the Same Fly with Different Materials and Styles. (which see).

Bill's Notes: "Here we have come full circle back to GB Skunk #1 with one anomaly. I put the brown tail in for a discussion of how the red color we see as we tie will fade to a dull brown as the fly goes deeper but Fluorescent colors will remain true far deeper. What we see is not always what the fish see. Think of this as seeing #1 in about 10’ of water."

Read more about William Lovelace and his flies at The Flies of William Lovelace.

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