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The Big Dipper
An Original Stetts Attractor Pattern
The Big Dipper

Name The Big Dipper
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Mustad classic single salmon sizes 1 4
Silk Black
Tag Flat gold tinsel
Tip Gold rayon floss
Tail Golden pheasant crest curving upward
Body Royal blue rayon floss
Ribbing Oval gold tinsel
Wing Two equal bunches dyed bucktail, bottom royal blue, top golden yellow
Collar Three or four turns royal blue saddle hackle tied back
Head Lacquered

The Big Dipper is an original pattern from Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer and author, Ard Stetts. You can see more of Ard's flies at The Flies of Ard Stetts.

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