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The Cross Fitch

tied by Hardyreels
Fly Type: Salmon Flies,
Target Species: Pacific Salmon,
Recommended Region: Alaska,
Imitation: General Baitfish,
Material List:
Hook: Gamakatsu single salmon 01
Thread: Black silk
Tag: A few turns of small French twist silver tinsel
Tip: Golden yellow floss
Tail: A golden pheasant crest feather
Butt: Black ostrich herl
Body: Black single strand floss
Ribbing: Two pieces of medium embossed silver tinsel wound forward in opposing directions
Beard: A small guenia brest feather tip, dyed to golden yellow
Wing: A nice bunch of fitch tail
Cheeks: very small golden pheasant tippets
Topping: Golden pheasant crest

Tying Instructions: Follow your standard order of operations for a classic wet fly tie.

The cross wrap tinsel can take a bit of work to get on to it.
Presentation Tips: Classic wet fly / salmon fly swing

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