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Astra (Bryner)

Name Astra
Category Steelhead
Hook Size 2-6
Tag Oval Silver Tinsel
Body Black Sparkle Yarn (I Subbed Black SLF)                 
Rib Oval Silver Tinsel
Hackle Heron Substitute
Wing Peacock Swords
Head Black

The pattern for this fly came from the fine book by Alaska Flyfishers, Fly Patterns of Alaska. If you are interested in fly fishing Alaska, or in popular Alaska fly patterns, this book is a must. It is chock full of patterns of all types. They write that this fly pattern was developed by Scott Byner, who has had good success with it on Prince of Wales Island creeks. According to Byner it is most successful when the rivers are clearing after high water.






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