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An Original Pattern by Ard Stetts


Name Ironwood
Category Pacific Salmon/Trout/Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey 1.5
Thread Black 8/0
Tag Flat medium silver tinsel
Tip Golden pheasant crest dyed dk. olive green
Body, Rear 2/3 Thinly dressed with silver grey floss then burnished to dull it a bit
Waist A short grey spey hackle faced with black ostrich herl
Body, Front 1/3 Built up to three times the thickness of the rear with floss and ribbed with silver oval braid
Collar A long grey spey hackle
Wing A teal flank dyed dk. gray / black
Head Tapered and lacquered black thread

Ironwood is an original fly designed by Ard Stetts for his "Wood Series" as described in his Article A Late Autumn Day in Alaska. You can see more of Ard's flies at The Flies of Ard Stetts. See his notes about this fly below.

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