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Pacific Sunset 

Name Pacific Sunset
Category Steelhead/Trout
Hook Gamakatsu T10-6H, #1
Tip and Rib Medium oval, silver tinsel
Tail Pink covered by purple hackle fibers
Body 1/3 pink floss; 1/3 purple floss followed by 2 turns of pink seal sub; three turns of pink hackle; purple seal sub to hackle
Hackle Pink, slightly longer than body hackle
Head Purple

Pacific Sunset was designed and 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: The name and colors for this pattern came from a stormy sunset over the Pacific. Pink and purple both being excellent trigger colors, it was no stretch to incorporate them into a fly pattern. I originally intended it to be a steelhead pattern yet it has proven to be most successful for sea-run cutts and inland river browns.

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