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Double Egg Sperm Fly (Whitlock)

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Double Egg Sperm Fly

Name Double Egg Sperm Fly
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Tag Flat Gold Tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant Crest
Butt Fluorescent Orange Chenille
Body Flat Gold Tinsel
Shoulder Fluorescent Orange Chenille
Wing White Marabou
Head Fluorescent Orange

This egg fly, also known as the Two-Egg Sperm Fly, was originated way back in the mid 60s by Dave Whitlock to fish the Alaska Salmon and Steelhead. It has since become one of the most popular of the "egg" flys and is tied in many different color variations. The Golden Pheasant tail is often left out and the tag and mid body sometimes tied with silver tinsel. There is also a modern preference to tie the butt and shoulder (the two eggs) with glo-bug yarn instead of chenille. Glo-bug yarn is thought to be brighter, be more durable and come in more colors than chenille.







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