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Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Shane Stewart, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Shane Stewart

    Shane Stewart Friend of Wild Fish

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    I'm looking for the "recipe" for this fly that is on the cover of the Doug Rose book about Winter sTeelehad on the Oly Pen.
    Can anyone help?
    Thanks:beer2:
     
  2. TomB

    TomB Active Member

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    the picture pretty much shows what is there
    hook: big steelhead iron of your preference
    thread: doesn't matter until you get to the head where it is red
    tinsel: fine or medium flat silver tinsel.
    hackle: kingfisher blue shleppen
    wing: several orange saddle hackles
    throat: one or two wraps of red saddle hackle
    collar: mallard, teal, or gadwall flank...one or two wraps.
    head: exposed red thread on either side of appropriate sized silver bead

    -Tom
     

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