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Fool’s Gold (Kennedy)
Tied by William Lovelace

Fools Gold


Fool’s Gold

Category Steelhead
Hook Dai Riki 889 #4

Black Monocord

Tail Red Hackle Fibers
Butt Peacock Herl

Flat Gold Tinsel

Hackle Brown
Wing Brown Bucktail

This version of Fool's Gold was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace for the Salmonfly.Net issue "All that Glitters is not Gold". In this case we have one of the exceptions in a fly tied with a gold tinsel body.

Read more about William Lovelace and see more of his flies at The Flies of William Lovelace.

Bill's Notes: This Mike Kennedy pattern came from my first fly pattern book a claw bound 1970 typed mimeographed copy of Roy Patrick’s Pacific Northwest Fly Patterns.


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