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Fly Tying with Paul Wilson

  • Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Pond Farm Brewing Company, San Rafael

Fly: Thin Mint - Intermediate/Beginner 

Hook: Firehole 523 (size 10) or Fulling Mill 6050 (size 10), jig style hook with a 3X or 2X shank.

Bead: 3.8mm or 5/32" tungsten bead in Coffee or Brown color

Thread: 70D or 6/0 in brown, olive, or black

Tail: Black, Melon, and Brown (light brown) marabou

Tail 2: Mirage Flashabou

Body: Arizona Simi Seal in Bronze Peacock

Ribbing: Small Ultra Wire in Amber or Brown color

Hackle: Brown Hen Cape

The Thin Mint was developed in the mid 1980s for the beautiful lakes of central Oregon by Bob Gaviglio.  

This fly is my go-to wooly bugger style fly and small streamer.  Ferocious grabs on Putah Creek, stunning sea-run cutthroat under the coastal redwoods, and summer steelhead on the North Umpqua with this fly.   This fly works well with just about any rod and rig you want to use.  The color combination of this fly is irresistable.  I tie this fly on both a longer shank hook with a heavy bead and a shorter shank hook with a smaller bead.

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