The classic bucktails--Mickey Finn, Black Nose Dace--are some of the very first flies that anglers learn to tie, and they are the most well-traveled of all streamer types, from Maine to Washington, trout to salmon. With over 500 patterns, this is the only book to date written on bucktails as well as other hairwing streamers.
Mike Valla, author of The Founding Flies (978-0-8117-0833-3), Tying the Founding Flies (978-0-8117-1466-2), and Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies (978-1-934753-01-9), is the Northeast Field Editor for Eastern Fly Fishing magazine and a recipient of the Poul Jorgensen Golden Hook Award. He has also published articles in Fly Fisherman, Fly Tyer, and American Fly Fisher. He lives in Ballston Spa, New York.