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    Default Orange Tip; A Trout & Salmon Fly

    This is one of my AK. patterns, it works very well as an attractor fly in the swift water. The fly is fished greased line style as a streamer.

    Attachment 2101Click thumb for enlargement;

    Hook: Dai-Riki #810 size #2 this is a ring eye hook
    Thread: Red / orange
    Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
    Butt: Black ostrich herl
    Body: Medium flat gold tinsel
    Rib: Large oval gold tinsel
    Underwing: Red squirrel
    Wings: One pair dyed orange saddle hackles with a pair of light brown saddles slightly longer over top of the orange
    Cheeks: Jungle cock
    Collar: Orange hackle wound three or four turns, fairly long
    Head: Finished with orange lacquer paint
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    Default Re: Orange Tip; A Trout & Salmon Fly

    Beautiful work Ard.

  3. Default Re: Orange Tip; A Trout & Salmon Fly

    Very nice work. Your patterns are always superb. Is that 8/0 thread?
    I like organic chicken..... The kind with the capes still on 'em

  4. Default Re: Orange Tip; A Trout & Salmon Fly

    Really nice tie! It looks easy enough that I think I could attempt it!

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    Default Re: Orange Tip; A Trout & Salmon Fly

    Thanks to everyone, you are very kind and I appreciate it.

    Yes most of my nylon & silks are 8/0 size.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

  6. Default Re: Orange Tip; A Trout & Salmon Fly

    Same her. Once I got familiar with the handling of 8/0 thread, I've never wanted to go back, even on streamers, though on size 4's and above I need to
    I like organic chicken..... The kind with the capes still on 'em

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