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River Special Blue
A Ken Broadhead Fly

River Special Blue


River Special Blue

Hook Partridge cs10/2
Tail Polar flash (tie a wrap of yarn under to point tail slightly upward)
Body Blue holo tinsel
Wing White artic fox
Hackle Kingfisher blue Guinea
Head Plastic disc (see note)

River Special Blue was tied by Ken Broadhead. You will find many more of his exceptional  flies at The Flies of Ken Broadhead.

Ken's Notes: This is one my versions of Per Hansens River Skern Special. There is no River Skern in California, I call them "River Specials". I don't use rabbit strips so I substitute with various hairs. The plastic discs are available @ pro tube, and they simply slide over the hook eye.

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