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A Leon Guthrie Fly
Bigfoot, A Leon Guthrie Fly

Name Bigfoot
Category Atlantic/Pacific Salmon, Steelhead
Hook Any large up eyed Salmon Hook wrapped with lead wire.
Thread Black
Tail Mink Strip (Leather part Colored Black with permanent ink pen)
Body2 Parts tied on: Veniards (Black Barred Zonker Strip Grizzly) first, then strip of Black Mink wound in between partings of the Grizzly strip.
HeadBlack Thread

This pattern was originated and tied by long time Salmonfly.net associate Leon Guthrie of Galashiels, Scotland. Leon has been prolific contributor to Salmonfly.Net for a several years. He is now retired and fishing in his native Scotland and is a regular at the site Game Angler Online where you will see many more of his flies. Leon writes that this fly, along with several other patterns that he sent, are productive salmon catchers in Scotland. I have no doubt that this leech-like pattern would be very effective, tied in several colors, for our Pacific Salmon and Steelhead. I will post the remainder of the patterns he sent in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can see many more of Leon Guthrie's originals at The Flies of Leon Guthrie.


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