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The Gordon
Tied By Bob Frandsen

The Gordon

Name The Gordon
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon Fly
Tag Silver twist and yellow silk
Tail A topping
Butt Black herl
Body 1/3 yellow and claret silk
Ribs Silver lace and flat silver
Hackle Claret hackle from yellow silk
Throat Blue hackle (Jay was sometimes used)
Wing One tippet backed with sword feather of Golden Pheasant; Peacock herl, Bustard, Swan dyed light blue, light green and red claret; Amherst tail and a topping
Sides Jungle Cock
Head Black wool

The Gordon was tied by Australian Fly Tyer, Bob Frandsen. This is just one of the many versions of The Gordon, this one from W Brown Aberdeen (Kelson). The original version was originated by Cosmo Gordon for the Dee in Scotland around 1890. You can see more of Bob's flies at The Flies of Bob Franden.

120 x 60 Fly Fishing