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Gladiator (Gayeski)

Name Gladiator (Gayeski)
Category Steelhead
Tail Scarlet Hackle Barbs
Body Green Floss
RibPeacock Herl
Collar Grizzly Hackle
Wing Gray Squirrel Tail                                                        
Head Black

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 was originated in the 1960s and is not a widely known pattern but it has accounted for many steelhead throughout the years.

 

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