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Thor

Name Thor (Beaded)
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Partridge CS10/1 or any salmon hook
Thread Black
Tip Silver holographic tinsel
Tail Natural GP tippets
Body red beads / red dubbing
Collar Brown saddle
Wing White calftail or similar
Head Black Thread

This version of the well-known Thor,  was tied by Ken Broadhead using beads for the body. You will find many more of his exceptional beaded flies, as well as several other styles at The Flies of Ken Broadhead.   

Ken's Tips for Beads: You probably need to de-barb the hook to slip the beads on. Glass beads aren't uniform so check them first. Wrap a smooth thread base then tie off. Don't make a large tail assembly. You wont be able to the get first bead on. Glue the beads to the thread base and each other with cement (Krazy Glue, Zap a Gap, etc.)


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