This fly is a huge spring and fall favorite among all bucktail flies.

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The Story

A very old pattern that once used to belong to the category of flies known as "bucktails," but this one was named the "Assassin" and shortly thereafter renamed the "Mickey Finn." Classic northeastern bucktail streamer flies fish well on the swing.

In sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic streamer This fly was one of my birthday gifts from my wife. She knows I enjoy tying flies, and like to have a fly to use as a model of what a well-tied fly should look like. Amazingly, I previously had no flies in this pattern. The fly itself is quite beautifully simple, well proportioned, and is tied on a very sharp hook. My wife said she thought it was "pretty" and I agree.
Date published: 2020-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Flies I prefer to buy flies from Orvis over other less expensive sources. They hold up well and I like that the hooks are easily removed from a fish without injury. I like to stock up on my go-to streamers and attractors from Orvis.
Date published: 2019-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well tied One of my favorite streamers. Orvis’s version is well tied.
Date published: 2019-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gotta have it Lake to river, this needs to be in your box. A go to streamer.
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from color quality and hook size find out next year with my new orvis rod and reel
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Flies!!! I wanted some streamers for Brook Trout fishing... I got these traditional bucktail Mickey Finn streamers, in a smaller size #10. Caught a beautiful 11" native Catskill Mountain Brookie, the 2nd day of the season!!! (& christened my new 3wt Superfine Glass outfit!)
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finn Good fly. Lost it to a pike a couple days ago. Wish they came in larger sizes.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic streamer pattern The Mickey Finn is my lucky fly. Doesn't look like anything but still drives 'em craz!
Date published: 2016-12-30
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