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Skykomish Sunrise
Tied by Ard Stetts
Skykomish Sunrise

Name Skykomish Sunrise
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Mustad salmon # 2, 4, and 6 or similar
Tag Three turns medium silver tinsel added above the hook point
Tail Two equal bunches of hackle fibers in red and sunrise yellow ‘separated’
Body Thick red chenille
Rib Medium silver tinsel
Wing A small bunch of polar bear hair or substitute; I like mine placed on top of the collar
Collar Two saddle hackles wound forward and tied back, one red and one sunrise yellow
Head White tying silk painted white with lacquer enamel

Skykomish Sunrise 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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