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Old 10-03-2011, 02:11 PM
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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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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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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.
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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.
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Gary, it truly is a Beauty; thanks for posting it..

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