Green Butt Skunk

November 2015

Green Butt Skunk by Joe Sudman

	                     Fly Pattern: Green Butt Skunk

    Fly Originator and History: The Green Butt Skunk has been tied in many styles and 
    sizes. This fly is sold in most of the West Coast fly shops from Alaska to California, 
    The two main theories about this fly's origin: Wes Drain created this fly for the 
    North Fork of the Stilly (Oso area) as early as the 1930's. The other theory is 
    Dan Callahan tied this to use on the North Umpqua River in the mid 1950"s.

                                How the Fly is Fished
    Suggested line and leader:  Sink tip line with a 4-6 foot leader.
    Suggested retrieve: Traditional wet-fly swing
    Depth: Subsurface. 

                                Fly Material
    Hook: Daiichi #2051 Salmon Hook Size 7.
    Thread: Red or black Uni 8/0. 
    Tail: Red saddle hackle fibers.
    Rib: (Optional) flat silver tinsel.
    Butt: Green fluorescent floss.
    Body: Black UV Ice Dub or fine black chenille.
    Hackle: Black Chinese saddle hackle.
    Wing: White arctic fox.
    Head Cement: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails

                                Tying Steps

    Joe's technique for tying this fly is best seen in his YouTube video. Follow the link below:
				  Joe's Green Butt Skunk

	Rick Shadforth  03/11/16