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Borden Special 

Name Borden Special
Category Sea-Run Cutthroat
Hook 1X long, Size 4-6
Thread Black 6/0
Tail Yellow and Hot Pink Hackle Fibers
Rib Medium Silver Tinsel, Four Turns
Body Fluorescent Hot Pink Rabbit Dubbing (I used synthetic dubbing)
Throat 7-8 Turns of Pink  in front of 5 turns of Yellow Saddle Hackle
Wing White Kid Goat (I used Imitation Polar Bear)
Head Black

The pattern for this fly, came from the fine book by Les Johnson Fly-Fishing Coastal Cutthroat, Flies, Techniques, Conservation. In it, Robert Borden writes that he originated the fly in 1961 to use for central Oregon coastal cutthroat. See Les Johnson's book for more information about this fly.

 

 

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