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Mack’s Canyon (Stewart)
A William Lovelace Fly

Mack's Canyon


Mack’s Canyon

Category Steelhead

Dai Riki 899 #2


Black 3/0 Monocord   

Tag Oval silver tinsel
Tail Mixed White & Orange hackle fibers
Body 1/3 hot orange dubbing, 2/3 Black dubbing
Rib Oval silver tinsel
Wing Orange Bucktail over White Bucktail
Hackle Black
Cheeks Jungle cock

This version of Mack’s Canyon was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace.   See many more of his flies at his page on this site, The Flies of William Lovelace.

Editors Notes: 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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