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Green Highlander 

Name Green Highlander
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon
Tip Extra fine, oval, silver tinsel
Tag Yellow floss
Tail Golden pheasant crest
Tail Veiling Barred woodduck
Butt Black ostrich herl
Rib Fine, oval, silver tinsel
Body Rear ľ yellow floss, forward ĺ green sealís fur (Jay Fairís seal sub)
Hackle Green neck hackle over sealís fur
Throat Green neck hackle over sealís fur
Underwing Matched pair of golden pheasant tippets
Wing Married strips of yellow, orange and green dyed turkey tail; peacock wing, florican bustard sub, speckled bustard* and golden pheasant tail.
Wing Veiling Married strips of teal flank and barred woodduck with jungle cock eye.
Wing Roof Bronze mallard
Wing Topping Golden pheasant crest
Cheeks Indian crow substitute
Horns Blue and yellow macaw (omitted)

* Amherst pheasant tail substituted

Green Highlander 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: The Green Highlander was originated in the late 1800ís. Designed by Major Grant of Great Britain it is believed to be a modified version of the highlander which did not contain green in the pattern. As with most classic, full dressed salmon flies the exact construction varies between tyers and authors due in some part to the use of fur and feathers from now endangered birds and animals in the original flies.

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