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Harpeth Whitefish

 
tied by deeky
Fly Type: Streamers,
Target Species: Pike,
Recommended Region: Central US,
Imitation: General Baitfish,
Material List:
Hook: Stinger hook (for spinner/buzz baits), size 1/0
Thread: Uni Thread 6/0, black
Wing: 4 saddle hackles, white
Cheeks: Lady Amherst tippets, natural
Hackle: Strung hackle, red
Eyes: Edson gold cheeks (courtesy Mark, aka mvendon)
Tying Instructions: Tie in wing, cheeks, hackle. Trim tabs of Edsons and tie in. Build a nice head, whip, snip, and cement.
Presentation Tips: The original pattern, "Harpeth River Special", used Guinea Fowl for cheeks rather than Amherst - also a rather striking pattern.



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