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Black Dog (Kelson)
Tied by Bob Frandsen

Black Dog  (Kelson)

Name Black Dog
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon
Tag Silver twist and canary silk
Tail A topping and Ibis
Butt Black herl
Body Black silk
Ribs Yellow silk with silver oval tinsel running on each side of it
Hackle Black heron from third yellow rib
Throat Widgeon
Wings Two red-orange hackles (back to back) enveloped by two Jungle Cock; unbarred Summer duck, light Bustard, Amherst, Swan dyed scarlet and yellow and two toppings

This beautiful version of Black Dog was tied by Australian Fly Tyer, Bob Frandsen. You can see more of Bob's flies at The Flies of Bob Franden.