I’m getting ready for a trip this weekend and one of the flies that is recommended was the Mickey Finn. I did up a step by step tutorial of the fly as a part of my Philatelic Fly Tying series a couple years back. Looks like I’ll have to hit the vise again tonight to whip up a small shoal of these. A couple interesting variations will be tied up as well including the St. Laurent, Mickey Blue Eyes, and the Mickey Finn Orange. Will post more on these variations in later posts. It’s a nice fly for all species of trout, salmon and bass.
Hook: 3xl or 4xl streamer hook size 2 – 12.
Thread: Black 8/0 (70 Denier)
Body: Silver Mylar Tinsel
Rib: Silver Oval Tinsel
Wing: Light Green Floss
Head: Black Thread – Optional painted eyes
Youtube doesn’t yet have any decent Mickey Finn videos, but there is one. It’s not a bad tie, but the quality of the video isn’t great for detail (I may need to start bringing out the video recorder myself. lol), but you get the idea.
Have at it!