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Green Dean
Tied by William Lovelace

Green Dean 


Green Dean

Category Steelhead
Hook Dai Riki 889 #4
Thread Black Monocord
Tag Flat Silver Tinsel
Tail Orange Deer Hair

Fluorescent Green Dubbing

Ribbing Flat Silver Tinsel
Hackle Red-2 turns

Red Bucktail

Giant Dean was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace.

Bill's Notes: "This pattern came from my first fly pattern book a claw bound 1970 typed mimeographed copy of Roy Patrick’s Pacific Northwest Fly Patterns."

Read more about William Lovelace and see more of his flies at The Flies of William Lovelace.

Webmaster notes: Bill also mentioned that he was inspired to tie this and the Green Giant for the page when he saw the issue featuring Mike Foster's Green Series of flies.

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