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Thunder & Lightning 

Name Thunder & Lightning
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon
Hook Gaelic Supreme, Harrison Bartleet, blind eye 4/0
Tip X-fine oval silver tinsel
Tag Golden yellow floss
Tail Golden pheasant crest with Indian crow sub as veiling
Butt Black ostrich herl
Rib Medium oval silver tinsel
Body Black floss
Hackle Fiery brown from second wrap of the rib
Throat Jay (blue dyed guinea fowl substituted)
Wings Married strips of yellow scarlet and blue dyed turkey tail: speckled bustard and golden pheasant tail with bronze mallard as roofing
Horns Blue and gold macaw
Head Black ostrich herl and black thread

Thunder & Lightning 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: Pattern as described by Ron Alcott, Building Classic Salmon Flies 2004.

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