Named after Gert Canyon on the Deschutes. This classic rubber wing fly was tied as a joke by Mike Duley while he was on a multiple day float down the Deschutes. The rubber legs mimic movement and the contrast of colors can make it deadly. This fly is very effective.
I first saw this fly years ago in one of Lani Waller's steelhead videos. The Redwing Blackbird is a great traditional hairwing for water that is slightly off color. The red wing over black and gold give it a bright appearance that makes it stand out when you need to get some attention.
A Brian Chou variation of the traditional Breiten. This is a deadly fly that works wonders on steelhead East of Bonneville Dam. It carries a slightly larger profile then traditional hairwings and the peacock sword is a great contrast with the purple body.
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