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Green Butt Skunk
Dressed by Monte Smith

Green Butt Skunk

Name Green Butt Skunk
Category Steelhead Fly
Hook Daiichi 2051 (Alec Jackson Spey), #3
Tag Flat silver tinsel
Tail Two dyed red golden pheasant crests
Body "Green Highlander" SLF for rear section, balance of black seal's fur; ribbed with medium oval silver tinsel
Body Hackle Black from second rib
Throat Hackle Deep red saddle
Wing White calftail
Sides Jungle cock, drooping
Collar Teal

Green Butt Skunk was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer, Monte Smith. It is a variation of the popular Skunk patterns and is widely used in the northwest as a summer steelhead fly. If you look up the Skunk patterns in the literature, you will probably not find where they were originated, but you will find numerous variations in the techniques and materials used to tie them.

You can see more of the flies tied by Monte Smith and many of his own designs at The Flies of Monte Smith.

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