The greatest salmon fly?
Who am I to argue? This could be the greatest salmon fly of them all. I certainly think so.
Lawrie argued that if you threw all the salmon flies out of your box and replaced them with Willie Gunns in different sizes, tied on tubes and double hook flies, you would probably catch more salmon than in a season changing fly patterns.
Willy Gunn buck tail
For the latter part of the season, whenever there is colour in the water and in the run off from a flood, this is a ‘go to’ fly. If I was restricted to just one fly for the rest of my life, it would be the Willie Gunn.