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Alaska Mary Ann

Name Alaska Mary Ann
Category Steelhead
Hook Size 1/0 to 6, 1X to 3X Long                                             
Tail Red Hackle Fibers
Ribbing Medium Flat Silver Tinsel
Body Cream Chenille
Wing White Bucktail or Polar Bear
Shoulder Jungle Cock
Hackle None
Head Black

The pattern for this fly came from the fine book by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen, Flies for Steelhead. They write that the Alaska Mary Ann was first tied in the 1920's by Mr. Frank Dufresne, the inspiration coming from a red and white ice-fishing lure used by the Alaskan Eskimos.

468 x 60 Fly Fishing

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