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Pearly Red
A William Lovelace Fly

Pearly Red


Pearly Red

Category Steelhead
Hook Mustad 90240 #6

Black Monocord


Pearlescent Mylar

Ribbing Gold Wire
Hackle Red
Wing Brown Bucktail

Pearly Red is a William Lovelace creation, submitted for the Salmonfly.Net issue "All that Glitters is not Gold".  The pearlescent mylar is a glittery material that is not bulky which makes this fly attractive yet sinkable. See Bill's notes below.

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

Bill's Notes: This is an old fly out of my boxes that I created in the late 1980s. The sparse flashy body with the added wire was intended to sink the fly quickly.

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