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Gold Riach (Kelson)
Tied by Bob Frandsen

Gold Riach 

Name Gold Riach
Category Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead Fly
Body Orange berlin wool 3 turns followed by black wool
Ribs From different points, gold tinsel, gold twist and silver twist wound in reverse
Hackle Red spey cock from end of body
Throat Teal. two turns
Wing Two strips mallard showing grey roots

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

Webmaster note: George Kelson writes about the Gold Riach in his book, The Salmon Fly. Written in 1895, it was perhaps one of the most important book of its time for salmon fisherman and still is considered a must for serious tyers. Copies can still be obtained of the hardcover book, although they are quite expensive.

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