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/ Black / floss / peacock herl / Red / Squirrel / Tinsel / UNI-Stretch /
tied by TroutBum
Fly Type: Salmon Flies,
Target Species: General Salmon,
Recommended Region: Russia,
Imitation: General Baitfish,
Hook: #2 Daiichi
Thread: 6/0 Black Danville's Flymaster
Tag: Flat silver tinsel, green and red Uni-Stretch floss.
Body: Peacock herl.
Rib: Oval silver tinsel.
Wing: Red squirrel tail.
Collar: Silver Doctor blue hen neck hackle.
Tying Instructions: Starting directly above the hook point, tie in tinsel and spiral wrap back to directly above the point of the barb and back to the tie in point.
Tie in the green Uni-stretch and wrap rearwards leaving some of the tinsel exposed and wrap back to tie in point. Tie in red floss and cover half of the green.
Wrap the thread forward a few turns then make a dubbing loop and wrap thread back securing the loop. Tie in the ribbing material and six peacock herl feathers. Advance the tread forward then twist the herl and the thread together to make a herl "rope". Wrap the herl forward and tie down leaving room for the wing and collar. Follow with 5 turns of the ribbing.
Select a bunch of squirrel tail. Do not stack the fur, you want uneven tips. Measure so that the squirrel fur ends at the hook bend and tie in keeping all of the fur on top of the hook.
Select a hen hackle, stroke the barbs toward the base of the feather. Fold the hackle or remove the barbs from one side of the stem. If you don't know either of these techniques, you can find them in Jourgensen, Talleur or Radencinch's texts on salmon flies. Wrap the hackle around the hook ensuring that the hackle is swept back to the rear of the fly. The number of turns is entirely up to you, but don't crowd the hook eye so you can't build a nice head.
Presentation Tips: Down and across the current.
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