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Green Highlander (Beaded)
A Ken Broadhead Fly

Green Highlander (beaded)

Name

Green Highlander (Beaded)

Category Steelhead
Hook

Partridge CS10/1

Tip Fine oval tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant crest under short Barred Wood duck
Body Yellow floss / green beads
Hackle Yellow / green saddle wound together
Wing Tiny strands of yellow, orange, green under fox tail
Cheeks Red hen hackle tips
Head Black thread

This version of the Green Highlander 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 Notes: A hairwing conversion from an old classic. They are fun to tie. Keep, add or omit whatever you like. That's the beauty of  flytying.  You da boss!!!

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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