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Red and Yellow Optic (Pray)

Name Black Optic (Pray)
Hook Size 2, Mustad 7970
Category Pacific Salmon/Steelhead
Body Oval Gold Tinsel
Wing Black Bucktail
Head 1/4 Split Brass Bead, Painted Black; White Eyes With Black Pupils
Thread Black

The pattern for this fly, came from the fine book by Bruce Ferguson, Les Johnson, and Pat Trotter, Fly Fishing For Pacific Salmon. They write that the Optics are a group of compact, fast-sinking flies from a series designed for winter steelhead by C. Jim Pray. Although designed for steelhead, they produce well on salmon.




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