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Blood on the Waters (Hunnicutt)

Name Blood on the Waters (Hunnicutt)
Category Steelhead
Tag Narrow Flat Silver Tinsel
Tail Red-Dyed Golden Pheasant Tippet
Butt Red Seal Fur
Body Flat Silver Tinsel; Front 1/4 Red Seal Fur
Underwing Red Polar Bear
Overwing Cerise Marabou Wound First, Followed by Red Marabou
Shoulder Jungle Cock
Collar Red-Dyed Grizzly Saddle. Tie Back to Blend with the Wing
Head Red

The pattern for this fly, originated by Jimmy Hunnicutt, came from the fine book by Trey Combs, Steelhead Fly Fishing. He writes that Blood on the Waters was first fished for late-winter steelhead on the Sauk in Washington, but it has been used during all seasons when fishing cold or turgid water and a highly visible, well-sunk fly is called for. This fly is great for these conditions because it just about "glows" in low light.

468 x 60 Fly Fishing

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