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Old 04-21-2010, 10:53 AM
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Default Thunder & Lightning;

Another pattern many of us have heard of but perhaps not seen lately. This fly is more commonly tied with a long orange throat and brown buck tail for the wing. I have accentuated the orange here and minimized the brown by using turkey for the wing. I like the long flowing hair like feathers and fish like orange.

Thunder & Lightning;

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Tie one;

Hook: This is a size three
Tag: Flat silver
Tail: I use two gold pheasant crest
Body: Black wool yarn or spun fur
Hackle: I start an orange spey hackle on the shoulder area of the body and wind forward finishing it as a collar
Rib: Medium French Braid (easy to work with) in silver
Wing: Dark molted turkey or brown buck tail, choice
Cheeks: Jungle cock, I angle these down like little peck fins

Thunder & Lightning conventional pattern tie;

This is the original pattern showing the buck tail wing and hackle throat.

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Tie one;
Hook: Single salmon size 4 here
Tag: Flat silver
Tail: G.P. crest
Body: Black spun fur or yarn this is spun fur shown
Rib: I use French Braid in silver, pattern calls for flat silver but.......
Throat: A bunch of long soft hackle barbs in orange
Wing: Brown buck tail
Cheek: J.C.

Last edited by Hardyreels; 04-22-2010 at 12:45 PM. Reason: Adding another fly;
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