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Max Canyon (Stewart)- tweaked
Tied by Eric Martin

Max Canyon (tweaked) 


Max Canyon

Category Steelhead
Hook Gamakatsu Traditional Series T10-6H, size 4 or 2

Orange and white saddle hackle, mixed


Rear 1/3: Orange Antron Yarn, Front 2/3: Black Medium Chenille

Rib Size 14 Oval Silver Tinsel
Hackle Black Saddle

White over Orange Calf Tail with Krystal Flash

This version of Doug Stewart's Max Canyon was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer Eric Martin. Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen write in Flies for Steelhead that this fly was developed in 1972 at Mack's Canyon on the Deschutes River by Doug Stewart. The story goes that the name was purposely misspelled to draw attention away from Mack's Canyon, which was then, and still is a very popular part of the lower Deschutes.

Read more about Eric Martin and see more of his flies at The Flies of Eric Martin.


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