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Foxy Durham Ranger - A Bob Frandsen Fly

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Foxy Durham Ranger

Name Foxy Durham Ranger
Category Atlantic Salmon Fly
Tag Silver Tinsel
Tail Yellow Enhancer hank
Butt Black herl
Body Yellow floss, orange, fiery brown, and black Seals fur
Ribs Flat silver tinsel and twist
Hackle Badger hackle dyed yellow
Throat A light blue hackle
Wing 4 strands orange Krystal Flash, small bunch black Arctic Fox, a larger bunch orange AF and another small bunch of black
Head Black

This variation of the classic Durham Ranger was tied by Australian Fly Tyer, Bob Frandsen. Bob wrote about this fly, "Some people are suckers for a pretty face. It seems that I`m a sucker for any pretty fly from the most basic Seals Fur Nymph to the most elaborate Atlantic Salmon Fly pattern. In this case its a hairwing Durham Ranger after the Scandinavian style of Yuri Shumakov, Jan Faltin and the like. Here is the dressing. It follows the Price-Tannat original apart from the wing and tail." You can see more of Bob's flies at The Flies of Bob Franden.

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