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Edgy Poacher (Stokes)

Name Edgy Poacher (Stokes)
Category Steelhead/Pacific Salmon
Thread Fluorescent Orange
Antennae Fluorescent Orange Hair (I used Bucktail)
Eyes Green Glass Beads Melted onto Monofilament (I melted the monofilament ends to form rounded eyes.)
Carapace Orange Edge Brite (I used a strip of latex, colored with a permanent orange marker and coated with cement)
Body Fluorescent Orange Estaz Chenille (I used fluorescent orange synthetic dubbing).
Hackle Fluorescent Orange, Trimmed Short on Rear 1/2
Rib Fluorescent Orange Thread
Head Florescent Red-Orange

This prawn pattern was developed by Barry Stokes of British Columbia for Winter Steelhead, but I have also had success these types of shrimp flies for Springers (Spring Chinook). It's a variation of another popular prawn pattern, the Squamish Poacher (which see). As you can see, I've have taken quite a few liberties with the materials for both patterns making them very similar, but I've left the original patterns intact for those that want to tie them. The Edgy Poacher should be fished along the bottom with a downstream swing.


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