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    The Skier

    A slight variation of a vintage Dee Salmon fly from the 1884 Fishing Gazette. Can't go wrong with adding JC to any fly.

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    Hook - Alec Jackson 1.5 blind eye with 30 lb dacron loop
    Tag - Large flat silver tinsel
    Tail - 2x GP tippets back to back
    Body - Black floss rear half and black angora dub front
    Rib - Large flat silver tinsel
    Hackle - Black spey hackle
    Throat - Black schlappen
    Wing - White turkey tail
    Eye - JC
    Head - Black thread with Loon UV cure

    Cheers


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    Sparse and sleek, I saw this on that competitors site too Mike nicely done

    I got some of them wound up the other day by saying positive things about artificial materials, could get banned over it...……..

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    Beautiful Spey hackle! What kind is it and what’s your source?

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    It's a non CITES listed species of Heron native to Asia. I get it from Canadian Tube Fly Co. They offer 2x species legal to ship to the US. I prefer the medium size as the large and XL are pretty long barbules. ~ $.50 / plume.

    Fly tying Heron Feathers For Spey Flies


    “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.”
    ~Zane Grey

    " . . . shouldn't a man stand on his own two feet and catch his own steelhead? Maybe put out some effort and find his own fish just for the fun of it?"
    ~Syd Glasso

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    Really , Really Nice Mike !

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