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Mack's Canyon

Name Mack's Canyon
Category Steelhead
Hook Mustad 36890, Size 2-8
Tail Mixed Orange and White Hackle Fibers
Ribbing Oval Silver Tinsel
Body Orange Yarn-Rear 1/3; Black Yarn-Front 2/3
Throat Black Saddle Hackle
Wing Orange Calf Tail Over White Calf Tail                
Head Black

Mack's Canyon was developed for the Deschutes River in 1972 by Doug Stewart of Gresham, Oregon. The story goes that at the time, it's name was spelled as "Max" to divert attention away from the Deschutes Mack's Canyon area. Other variations of this fly have been developed, including the Mack's Canyon Blue shown by Bill in this issue.


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