Green Highlander Dee

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Green Highlander Dee

A Dee variant that I saw on Havard Asbo's Instagram page (@dryflypurist).

The original full dress Atlantic Salmon fly pattern was designed by Major James Grant from Wester Elchies, Scotland in the latter part of the 19th century. It may have been inspired by the Highlander introduced around 1867.

This is far simpler.....but yet still worthy of a good swing.

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Hook - Blue Heron #3
Tip - Large silver flat tinsel
Tail - GP crest topped with teal
Butt - Black ostrich herl
Body - Yellow floss and green wool yarn
Hackle -Highlander green schlappen
Collar - Yellow schlappen and yellow teal throat
Wing - White tipped turkey tail
Head - Black thread and Loon UV cure
 
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