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Copper McFinn

Posted by nwflytyer on January 1, 2012

Copper McFinn - dressed by Monte Smith

Copper McFinn Recipe

Hook:  Mike Martinek 8XL, #1

Rib:  Red wire

Body:  Flat copper tinsel

Belly:  Red fox squirrel tail

Underwing:  Peacock herls covered with long golden pheasant crest

Wing:  Two yellow hackles flanked with two slightly shorter red hackles

Shoulder:  Silver pheasant

Cheek:  Jungle cock

Throat:  Dyed red golden pheasant crest

Topping:  Dyed red golden pheasant crest

Inspired by the famous Mickey Finn streamer.

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4 Responses to “Copper McFinn”

  1. Wow, that’s a nice streamer! Would be good on Brown Trout too I think!
    Best wishes and Happy New Year!

  2. nwflytyer said

    Well thank you, sir! Would love to swim a version of it on the Upper Deschutes for some of those wily old browns. Best to you in the New Year!

  3. Mike Norwood said

    Beautiful streamer, Monte. Love the red fox squirrel.

  4. nwflytyer said

    Thank you, Mike. Once I found some red fox squirrel with that good length, I knew what I wanted to do!

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