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Black Bear Green Butt

Name Black Bear Green Butt (Beaded)
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Partridge CS10/1 or any salmon hook
Thread Black
Tip Silver holographic tinsel
Tail Black hackle fibers
Body Lime beads / black Hareline mixed w/green Polar Aire
Collar Black saddle
Wing Mirror flash (optional) black bear hair
Head Black

Black Bear Green Butt (Beaded) was tied by Ken Broadhead. 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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