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Assassin (Lackey)

Name Assassin (Lackey)
Category Steelhead
Body Dark Olive Dubbing, Yarn, or Floss
RibOval Gold Tinsel
Hackle Brown Saddle Tied by the Tip and Palmered Forward
Wing About 8 Strands of Lime Green or Pearl Crystal Flash, Tied Short

The pattern for this fly, originated by Dale Lackey, came from the fine book by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen, Flies for Steelhead. They write that this fly, was originated around 1985 for fishing California's Klamath and Trinity Rivers. This fly is very effective tied low-water style for summer steelhead.



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