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Rail Bird
Tied by Ard Stetts
Rail Bird

Name Rail Bird
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Dai-Riki #810 size 2, 4, or 6
Tail Amherst pheasant crest feather, rather long
Body Red rayon floss palmered with red saddle hackle
Wing Grey fox about as long as the tail
Cheeks Jungle cock
Collar Bright yellow hackle tied back
Head Lacquered black silk or thread

Rail Bird was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer Ard Stetts. He notes, "This pattern has evolved greatly over the nine decades since its inception in Northern California". You can see more of Ard's flies at The Flies of Ard Stetts  or return to "How Bout them Kings".

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