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Gray Eagle

Name Gray Eagle
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Partridge CS10/1 or any salmon hook
Thread Black
Tip Silver oval tinsel
Tail Red GP crest
Rib Oval silver tinsel
Body Yellow / blue / red in equal parts
Hackle Gray marabou 1 side stripped tied in by the tip
Throat Teal
Wing Married strands of yellow, blue, red goose shoulder, then a wider strip of peacock quill
Sides Jungle Cock
Head Black

This version of Gray Eagle was tied by Ken Broadhead. You will find many more of his  flies, as well as many exceptional beaded flies at The Flies of Ken Broadhead.   

Ken's Notes: I got this fly from Dick Talleur's Pretty & Practical Salmon Flies.  Talleur's fly didn't include the married wing. I just added it for more color and interest.

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