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The Champion from Kelson
Tied By Bob Frandsen

The Champion

Name The Champion
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon Fly
Tag Silver twist and light yellow silk
Tail A topping, unbarred Summer duck; Swan dyed crimson and light blue
Butt Black herl
Body Two turns light blue silk and equal quantities of dark yellow, crimson, dark blue and black Seals Fur
Ribs Silver lace and silver tinsel
Hackle Natural black from Seals Fur
Throat Jay
Wings Two Summer Duck strips partially veiled with married strips of Amherst Pheasant and Golden Pheasant tail; blue Macaw, Swan dyed crimson, Teal, unbarred Summer Duck, Swan dyed dark yellow, Peacock wing, Mallard and a topping
Sides Jungle Cock
Cheeks Chatterer
Horns Blue Macaw
Head Black herl

The Champion was tied by Australian Fly Tyer, Bob Frandsen. You can see more of Bob's flies at The Flies of Bob Franden.

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