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Dusty Miller
( from Pryce-Tannatt's How to Dress Salmon Flies )

Dressed by Mike Boyer

Dusty Miller

Tag: Silver thread and golden yellow floss.

Tail: A topping and Indian Crow.

Butt: Black herl.

Body: First two thirds, embossed silver tinsel; remainder, orange floss.

Ribs: Fine oval silver tinsel.

Hackle: A golden olive hackle over the orange floss only (sometimes the hackle is omitted).

Throat: Speckled Gallina.

Wings: A pair of black white-tipped Turkey tail strips (back to back); over these, but not entirely hiding them, a mixed "sheath" of married strands of teal, yellow, scarlet, and orange Swan, Bustard, Florican, and Golden Pheasant tail; married narrow strips of Pintail and Summer Duck; narrow strips of brown Mallard over.

Cheeks: : Jungle Cock.

Horns: Blue and Yellow Macaw.

This version of  Dusty Miller was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, Mike Boyer, who was the second tyer to start contributing his flies to Salmonfly.Net. His contributions began in 1998.

You can read about Mike and see many more of his flies by visiting The Flies of Mike Boyer.


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