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Black Gordon

Name Black Gordon
Category Steelhead
Hook Size 4-8, 2XS-1XL
Ribbing Oval Gold Tinsel
Body Rear 1/3, Red Yarn; Front 2/3, Black Yarn (I subbed chenille)
Throat Black Hackle, Long and Soft
Wing Black Bucktail
Head Black

The Black Gordon was originated by Clarence Gordon for the North Umpqua in the 1930s. It is still a popular fly today.

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