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    Default The Celtic Beauty

    I designed this fly late this past Spring. On its maiden swims it hooked 14 atlantic salmon by 3 anglers in one morning. I landed several fish, including a 20 pound male, on it two weeks ago in New Brunswick.

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    The recipe:

    Tag: Gold oval tinsel to suit hook size
    Butt: Dubbed black beaver underfur
    Body: Uni Bright Yellow floss
    Rib: Gold oval tinsel
    Throat:  Hareline UV minnow belly flash under claret hen
    Wing: Dark green flash under deep green hair of choice (mine is Polar Bear)
    Head: Black


    I named this fly for its rich Celtic colors, and for its roots - believe it or not - in Carrie Stevens' Green Beauty streamer.

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    Default Re: The Celtic Beauty

    That is a beauty Gary

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    Hi Gary.
    Nice Fly,may I ask on what hook did you tie them?
    As mentioned & by the pics they are proven,also a beaut Pattern for anyone starting to Tie Salmon Flies.
    Even though I have tied Salmon Flies years ago I only Fished for them last year when I visited AK.
    Thanks.
    Brian.

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    Default Re: The Celtic Beauty

    Brian, for low water flies, I typically use the Daiichi 2139. For regular to higher flows, I use the Daiichi 2441. I do on occasion use other brands and styles, but those are my mainstays. I tie it from size 10 to 1.
    Gary

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    Default Re: The Celtic Beauty

    Gary, it truly is a Beauty; thanks for posting it..

    Dan

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    Default Re: The Celtic Beauty

    Thanks, guys! it did turn out to be a great fly.
    Gary

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