Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Fabulous Finn strikes again

You can't beat the Mickey Finn for salmon on a bright day.  With the colder morning, I thought a sinking leader and a larger fly might be the ticket so I started out a tube fly version.  After no sign of interest, I switched over one tied on a classic salmon single and the next pass through the run produced a nicely color male.

 Mickey Finn on a #4 salmon single
Tube variation


  1. The Mickey Finn is a great fly. I always have one or two in size 10 with me.
    Your tie on the salmon hook is nice and sparse. I believe this is the best way to tie them. Also the crystal flash is a nice touch.

  2. The Mickey Finn was one of the first streamers I ever uused and is still one of my favorites.

  3. Brk Trt and Kiwi - thanks for your comments on the Mickey Finn. For such a simple fly it did take a lot of practice to get them to turn out well proportioned.

  4. Nice Mark!! Very Nice!! Good to see you are doing some catching too!!!