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Orange Wiggle Tail

Name Orange Wiggle Tail
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Size 2/0-2, Salmon Hook of Choice
Thread Black
Tail Orange Marabou                                
Body Orange Chenille
Rib Oval Silver Tinsel
Collar Unraveled Mylar Tubing, Length of the Hook Shank
Head Black

 This rather odd looking fly, developed by Alaska fishing guide Ron Hyde, is none-the-less a proven effective pattern for all the salmon species. Cast upstream or quartering downstream and retrieve in short tugs. An equally effective variation of this fly is the White Wiggle Tail.




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