Green Butt Skunk

Created by Dan Callaghan

 

Recipe

HOOK: 1X heavy, standard shank, turned-up eye; e.g. TMC 7999 or equivalent. Sizes 2-8

THREAD: Black

TAIL: Red hackle fibers

WING: White calftail

BUTT: Green chenille

RIB: Silver tinsel

BODY: Black chenille

HACKLE: Black

 

Uses

The Green Butt Skunk is the most popular summer steelhead fly in the Northwest. It catches fish everywhere.

 

Variations

Some tyers use dyed ostrich herl instead of chenille. The ostrich herl has more life in the current.

A Low Water Green Butt Skunk is tied sparser and on a smaller hook.

 

How to Fish

Traditional wet-fly swing.

 

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