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A Mickey Finn for Finnatics


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#1 Rocco

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 11:11 AM



#2 Flicted

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 01:07 PM

Nice job.  Great fly in warm water for Crappie and Bass.  Also great in rivers that hold sauger.  In cold water, this is one of the streamers I always have on hand.  Bigger Brookies and Browns seem to love them.



#3 Dave G.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 06:16 PM

Nice ! I learned to tie mine years ago from the Orvis Index of Fly Patterns book. In their version it has a little short red tail and I've always tied mine with that tag/tail on there made from red antron yarn ( a variation on the one above, otherwise identical).. I find it effective for fall brookies in Maine and May/June smallies/white perch locally. I just this year bought new replacement red and also yellow bucktail to continue tying these with.


John 7:38 ESV  is about "Rivers of Living Water"


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:54 PM

It is also a great steelhead fly.

 

Finding good bright red bucktails is not easy.  Lots of washed out ones on offer. 

 

Rocco 



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:11 AM

I tend to play with the construction of a fly and keep the coloration. One of my favorites is a Micky Finn color scheme but the hair I use is arctic fox and the tie is a mini-clouser style with bead chain eyes on a silver, straight eyed streamer hook in sizes 10 to 14 for trout.

#6 Dave G.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:30 AM

It is also a great steelhead fly.

 

Finding good bright red bucktails is not easy.  Lots of washed out ones on offer. 

 

Rocco 

I got two new red tail cuts this year, One is almost blood red, quite dark, The other more accurate as a bright red but I think both can work.. These are Hare Line large northern bucktails I bought from J Stockard. The yellow I bought is perfect. but certainly neither of these reds could be classified as muted. I like fire engine red for my mickies. My old one was more tomato soup red but it worked for years so I'm not complaining.

 

On another note I never caught a salmon on a Mickey Finn but my son did, Maybe 18 or 20" land locked in the Moose River Rockwood Maine about 20 years ago.. We have caught many brook trout on them. 2-3lb smallies seem to like them too. I originally started tying this pattern for rainbows and browns locally but found other patterns to work better depending where i'm fishing. I tie a variant on the Black Nosed Dace that gets fish, multi species. Around here anyway that out fishes the mickey generally speaking.


John 7:38 ESV  is about "Rivers of Living Water"


#7 Mogup

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 05:12 PM

Dave G. let's see that Black nose dace variant !!!