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Eelie Variant (Ken Abrames)
Adapted by Mark Gustavson

Eelie Variant

Name Eelie Variant
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Mustad 3407 #2-1/0
Thread White
Tail White bucktail under very narrow fl. yellow saddle under two pieces of puprle flash under very narrow chartreuse saddle. (All saddles tied in flat.)
Body Pearl braid

I found this pattern on the web at a site for Striped Bass fly fisherman called Fly Fishing for Moriches Bay Striped Bass. The pattern, though developed for striped bass is a good Sand Eel fly and most likely a good pattern for Salmon in the salt as well. I subbed a wispy strand of yellow yarn for the yellow under hackle in the tail in this version.

468 x 60 Fly Fishing