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Claret Guinea (McCoy)

Name Claret Guinea (McCoy)
Category Steelhead
Tag Flat Gold Tinsel
Body Claret Wool
RibOval Gold Tinsel
HacklePurple, Palmered Forward Along the Tinsel Rib, From the Second Turn of Tinsel
Collar Ringneck Pheasant Rump Feather, Dyed Claret, In Front of Which is a Turn of Finely Speckled Guinea Fowl
Head Claret

The pattern for this fly, originated by Walt Johnson, came from the fine book by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen, Flies for Steelhead.  They write that this fly, originally designed for the Skykomish River, has been effective on many other rivers from the late spring through early fall.

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