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Mickey Finn

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.
Average Customer Rating:
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4 of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Mickey Finn
Review 1 for Mickey Finn
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Favorite Bucktail Streamer Fly,
December 14, 2013
By: FarandFine
from Alexandria, VA
"This streamer is always in my fly box and a favorite on local trout streams. Like other reviewers, I have also had good luck with this fly on still waters for bass and pan fish. I have recently begun tying this fly."
Review 2 for Mickey Finn
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Micky FIn,
April 10, 2009
By: streamcaddis
from Coopersville Michigan
"This is one of the best patterns, if not the best patten in your streamer box. The only thing you can't catch with this streamer is a cold.
I was wading back back to the loge one day and the Micky slipped off the reel, BANG I got hold of a big brown. This streamer is a must-have on the river...
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Review 3 for Mickey Finn
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Killer Streamer,
March 21, 2009
By: drlgsideways
from Edmond, Ok
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
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4 / 5
"I have used this fly for over 25 years to catch largemouth, spotted bass, crappie, bluegill in streams and still water. It is so plain and simple looking by today's fly tying standards but it slays fish. This morning I was fishing a size 8 as a trailer behind a size 8 purple bead head flash bugger. I was catching crappie on both with frequent doubles. I hooked a very nice crappie on the bugger and let it swim back out while waiting on a friend to come over and get a look. I was hoping another crappie would grab the Mickey Finn trailer as we were getting ready to leave. When I started bringing the fish back in I had very heavy resistance and thought maybe the crappie had hung up on brush. I eventually got some movement (5 weight line and rod) and worked the load to shore. To my surprise I got a glimpse of a 6 to 7 pound largemouth following the crappie. The bass turned and surged away taking my Mickey Finn with it!"
Review 4 for Mickey Finn
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Fly Ever!,
November 6, 2007
By: ravman
"I used this a fly in a stocked trout stream and in a few minutes I hooked three rainbows! This fly is best used casting across the stream and letting it drift down."