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    Default Alaska Claret Queen; Salmon / Steelhead

    Still preparing for ice out here and staying busy at the vise.

    This is one of my original ties and is effective for both silver salmon & trout.

    Attachment 2037 As always you must click the image to enlarge;

    Hook: Gamakatsusalmon #2
    Head: Black silk
    Tag: Two turns flat silver tinsel
    Tail: Amherst pheasant crest
    Butt: Ostrich herl
    Body: Claret floss tied full
    Rib: Heavy oval tinsel with black palmered saddle hackle
    Collar: Claret saddle hackle tied slightly down for wing
    Wing: Sparse bunch of polar bear body hair or substitute
    Topping: Amherst pheasant crest as long as the wing

    Get busy
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    Default Re: Alaska Claret Queen; Salmon / Steelhead

    Ard: Another very nice looking fly, great work!


    Larry

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    Default Re: Alaska Claret Queen; Salmon / Steelhead

    Thanks larry,

    It's like I'm getting ready for something huh?

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    Now that's a cool looking fly, Ard! That's too pretty of a tie to be non-productive - it just wouldn't be right...

  5. Default Re: Alaska Claret Queen; Salmon / Steelhead

    I really like that fly.

  6. Default Re: Alaska Claret Queen; Salmon / Steelhead

    Hardyreel, that is a very cool looking fly!!!! I like it alot! I hope to someday get into tying salmon flies some day. You will be the man I come to for info!! Nice job.

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    Default Re: Alaska Claret Queen; Salmon / Steelhead

    Thanks Tgood, and you too Dorian & John.

    Ard

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    Default Re: Alaska Claret Queen; Salmon / Steelhead

    Nice tie

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    Default Re: Alaska Claret Queen; Salmon / Steelhead

    Thank you, Thank you very much, spoken in the key of 'E'

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    Default Re: Alaska Claret Queen; Salmon / Steelhead

    What do you think of Sarah Palin?

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