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Black Heron (Glasso)

Name Black Heron
Category Steelhead
Thread Black
Body Rear 2/3 Flat Silver Tinsel; Front 1/3 Black Seal Fur or Sub.
Rib Oval Silver Tinsel Over the Whole Body
Hackle Grey Heron Substitute, One Side Stripped Away, Dyed Black
Throat Guinea Fowl Wound as a Collar and Pulled Back and Down
Wing Matching Black Goose Quill, Set Low, Tent Style

This is a Syd Glasso pattern, which when tied with a Gray wing is called Silver Heron. The wings and hackle were originally Heron, but there are many substitutes that can now be used for the protected species..








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