Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Guinness Trout

The Guinness Trout



The Guinness Trout was the fruit of a joke brought up at a tying conclave. Mention was made that if we could tie a pattern that looked as good to the trout as a freshly poured glass of Guinness looked to us, they would not be able to resist it. After messing around at the vise, the Guinness Trout evolved. Only to prove later, that fish did indeed like it. Likewise so did I, and it has remained in my box ever since.  It's a heavy fly that I like to tight-line drift through those deep pools.


The Inspiration for the GT


Recipe for the Guinness Trout

Hook:  #10 Straight-Eye Streamer
Thread:  6/0 Rusty-dun Uni-thread
Tail: Tan Marabou
Rib: Fine Gold Wire
Abdomen:  Rusty Dun Tying Thread
Bead: Gold Tungsten
Hackle: #10 Furnace