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Childers (Colonel Childers) from Kelson
Tied by Bob Frandsen

Childers (Colonel Childers)

Name Childers (Colonel Childers)
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon
Tag Orange Berlin wool short
Tail A topping; strands of red, and powdered blue Macaw, and pintail
Butt Black herl
Body Two turns of light yellow silk, followed by light yellow Seals fur and three turns red Seals fur at throat
Ribs Silver lace and silver tinsel
Hackle White furnace hackle dyed light yellow
Throat A red hackle and Widgeon
Wings Strands of tippet and tail of Golden Pheasant; brown mottled Turkey, Amherst Pheasant, Pintail, Bustard, Summer duck, Parrot, powdered blue and red Macaw, Gallina; Mallard and a topping                                 
Horns Blue Macaw
Cheeks Chatterer
Head Black herl

Tied by Australian Fly Tyer, Bob Frandsen. You can see more of Bob's flies and read about him at The Flies of Bob Franden.