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The Sneaky (Boudreau)
Tied by Gary Tanner

The Sneaky

Name The Sneaky
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tag Oval gold tinsel
Tail 2 or 3 strands of your orange flash du jour
Body Hot orange floss (I have a couple old wooden spools of a Danville orange that I can't find anymore that is awesome for this fly - or any that needs hot orange
Rib Oval gold tinsel
Wing Tied in at the head, a small batch of polar bear and 3 or 4 lengths of flash
Eyes Jungle Cock
Throat Orange or white or none at all hackle. I use Whiting hen hackle when I remember to put a throat on.
Head Red (I love Gordon Griffiths 14/0 thread for all my flies, but especially for little jobbers like the Sneaky

The Sneaky was tied by contributing fly tyer Gary Tanner. See Gary's notes below about this fly and read more about it on his blog: The River's Course. See more of his flies on his contributor page, The Flies of Gary Tanner.

Gary's Notes: I first ran into the Sneaky, in its blue morph, in 2009 on the Miramichi in Boisetown, New Brunswick. Great guide and good friend Renate Bullock had given one to my fishing partner, Wally. I didn't see the fly until after he had landed a grilse on it at Camp Pool. This was in July. I think my first reaction was something like, "What IS that thing?" Really unlike any Atlantic salmon fly I'd ever seen. And for that week, it landed its one fish, and was put away. ...The rest of the story...

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