10-30-2009, 04:27 PM
The Colburn; Salmon Fly
Sometimes called the Colburn Special this pattern has been around since I don't know when. I am not sure if it is named for the originator or a town but it has saved a few days for me over the past 29 years since I first wrapped one up.
Hook: Mustad #8 double salmon
Thread: Black silk
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Two small bunches of Monga Ringtail bottom dyed chartreuse topped with natural Dk. brown ringtail.
Body: Bright green floss built up to a substantial thickness and having a waist Butt of black Ostrich herl.
Wing: Monga Ringtail same as tail but a bit thicker.
Collar: Yellow hackle tied back.
Head: Lacquered black silk
Starboard side view;