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Green Bomber
Name Green Bomber
Category Steelhead Surface Fly
Thread Bright green
Tail White calf tail
Body Bright lime green deer hair spun and trimmed, palmered with grizzly saddle hackle dyed olive*
Wing White calf tail

Green Bomber comes from a great little Alaska fly reference called  Flies for Alaska, by Anthony J. Route. At the time the book was published, he wrote that it hadn't yet taken any steelhead with it, but it had accounted for a number of silver salmon and many rainbows, "some of huge dimensions".  To see more flies in the series, return to Favorite Surface Flies for Steelhead.

*Note: I recommend attaching two hackles for palmering. You only need one, but  just in case you inadvertently cut one when trimming the body hair, or break one while winding, you will be happy that you had the second as a backup.

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