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Willie Gunn Description

The Willie Gunn salmon fly is a simple but deadly Hair Wing pattern, which is also regularly tied on various sized tubes. The fly originated in Scotland but now the Willie Gunn is equally popular in Ireland. In sizes smaller than 10 the bucktail may be replaced by squirrel.

Willie Gunn

Willie Gunn Pattern

Hook: Esmond Drury
Thread: Black
Rear Body: Black floss
Rear Body Rib: Oval Gold tinsel
Mid Hackle: MidHackle
Front Body: Black floss
Front Body Rib: Oval Gold tinsel
Wings: Yellow bucktail, under Orange bucktail, under Black bucktail
Head: Black


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