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Eldon's Two-Egg Fly (Tanner)

Name Eldon's Two-Egg Fly (Tanner)
Category Pacific Salmon / Steelhead / Dolly Varden
Hook Size 2-8
ThreadBlack
TailYellow Polar Bear or Substitute (I used bucktail)
BodyFluorescent Orange Chenille Forming the "Two Eggs", Separated by a Band of Black Thread
HackleWhite Saddle Hackle

This relative of the Double-Egg Sperm Fly, which see, was developed by Alaska fly tyer E.L. (Don) Tanner, hence the name Eldon's. According Alaska FlyFishers this may be the earliest egg pattern originated for Alaska waters and is a deadly fly for King and Silver Salmon, rainbow trout, grayling, steelhead, and Dolly Varden. It can be fished in both stillwater and rivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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