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Springer Green (Johnson)

Name Springer Green (Johnson)
Category Steelhead
Tag Flat Silver Tinsel and Fluorescent Green Floss
Tail Hackle Barbs Dyed Orange Toucan
Body Rear 1/2 Light Fluorescent Yellow-Green Yarn; Front 1/2 Fluorescent Green Yarn
RibFlat Silver Tinsel
Collar Soft Hackle, Dyed Orange Toucan
Throat Barred Wood duck
Wing Light Tan to White Rabbit or Fox Fur
Cheeks Grass Green Hackle Tips Tied High on the Wing

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 1970s for fishing to the early run of summer Steelhead that enter the Columbia River system from March on. The bright greens and yellows of this fly seem to attract these shy but aggressive fish.

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