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Silver Thorn (Thornton)

Silver Thorn

Name Silver Thorn
Category Pacific Salmon
Thread Silver
Hook Size 4 through 5/0 Mustad 34007 or 34011
Tail Silver mylar tubing unravelled or silver Krystal Flash
Body Silver metallic chenille
Head Silver thread (I wrapped the head with silver holographic tinsel)
Wing (Optional) Peacock herl
Throat Optional) Red

Silver Thorn, was originated by Barry M. Thornton and is his "go-to" fly for Chinook and Coho ocean fly fishing and he calls it "silver simplicity". The pattern for this fly came from his book, Saltwater Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon. He notes that you should tie a quantity of this fly using various weights to change the depth and try different variations. The wing and throat are optional.

468 x 60 Fly Fishing