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Durham Ranger 

Name Durham Ranger
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon
Hook Gaelic Supreme, Harrison Bartleet, 6/0
Tip X-fine oval, silver tinsel
Tag Yellow floss
Tail Golden pheasant crest and Indian crow sub
Butt Black ostrich herl
Rib Medium oval, silver tinsel and medium flat, silver tinsel
Body bright yellow floss; orange seal sub; rust seal sub; black seal sub
Hackle  Badger from the seal sub forward
Throat Light blue hackle
Wing Pair of jungle cock eyes back to back; three pairs of golden pheasant tippets (progressively smaller) set back to back
Shoulder  Jungle cock eye
Cheek Blue chatterer sub
Topping 4 golden pheasant crests (progressively larger)
Horns Blue and gold macaw
Head Black

Durham Ranger was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer John Wood. Take a look at his contributor page, The Flies of John Wood, to see many more of his flies.

John's Notes: First tied in the mid nineteenth century there is some disagreement as to the originator who was most likely Mr. William Henderson of Durham, England. This copy is tied based on the pattern as described in Building Classic Salmon Flies by Ron Alcott 2004.

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