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Thread: The Colburn; Salmon Fly

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    Default 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.

    The Fly;

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    The Recipe;

    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;

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    Default Re: The Colburn; Salmon Fly

    Very nice fly Ard
    I see that I have a lot to learn in how to tie a salmon fly.

    Trygve

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    Default Re: The Colburn; Salmon Fly

    I don't know about that................... but you will find that if we tie three of the same pattern they get better. You seem to be doing just fine.

    You like the Colburn? They will work for you, some tie with dyed squirrel tail for wing and tail. I happen to have the vintage Ringtail so I dyed some and went old school.

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