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Summerberry ™
Originated and Tied By Joel LaFollette



Summerberry ™

Category Original Steelhead Fly
Hook Daiichi 2151 sz. 2
Tag Silver Mylar tinsel
Butt Hot Pink Floss
Body Purple Ostrich herl
Hackle Purple Guinea
Wing Blue Peacock neck feather (2)

Summerberry is an original fly from Oregon fly tyer and fly fisherman Joel LaFollette. See Joel's notes about it below and you can find out more about him and his flies at The Flies of Joel LaFollette .

Joel's Notes: "The Summerberry gets its name from a delicious pie offered at the famous Steamboat Inn. When I asked about the pie I was told it was a collection of all the berries left over after making other pies. This fly is a collection of materials left over on my bench after a tying session. After a wonder lunch that included a nice piece of Summerberry pie, this fly accounted for my first North Umpqua steelhead.

I am currently working on other flies in this series but will withhold them until they too are proven winners. For updated fly patterns and fishing reports visit www.royaltreatmentflyfishing.com."

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