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Rusty Rat
Tied by Bob Frandsen

Rusty Rat

Name Rusty Rat
Category Atlantic Salmon Hairwing
Tag Oval gold tinsel
Tail Peacock sword
Body Rear half: Yellow floss; Front half: Peacock herl
Ribs Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing Badger
Veiling Length of yellow floss over rear body half
Wings Grey fox guard hairs                           
Hackle Grizzly wound as a collar
Head Red tying thread

This version of the venerable Rusty Rat was tied by Australian Fly Tyer, Bob Frandsen. You can see more of Bob's flies at The Flies of Bob Franden.