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Green Highlander (Kelson)
Tied by Bob Frandsen

Green Highlander

Name Green Highlander
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon Fly
Tag Silver twist and canary yellow silk
Tail A topping and Teal
Butt Black herl
Body Two turns yellow silk and green seals fur
Ribs Silver Tinsel
Hackle Green from yellow silk
Throat A yellow hackle
Wing Two tippets back to back, veiled with light and dark Bustard, Golden Pheasant tail, dark mottled Turkey, Swan dyed green, Mallard and a topping
Horns Blue Macaw
Head Black

This version of the classic Green Highlander was tied by Australian Fly Tyer, Bob Frandsen. Bob wrote about this fly in our Favorite Flies Blog, "This has to be my favourite dressing of one of my favourite patterns. Although dressings from Price-Tannat, Poul Jorgenson and Veniards etc., are more colourful there is something of a more "Old World" feeling about this dressing from Kelson." You can see more of Bob's flies at The Flies of Bob Franden.

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