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Gold Riach - Originated by Mikael Frodin
Dressed by Clark Lucas

Pattern: Gold Riach from Frodin, Mikael, Classic Salmon Flies, 1991

Hook: Partridge M size 3/0

Thread: Black

Tag: Orange Uni-Yarn

Rib: From different starting points under the hook shank: Narrow Flat Silver Tinsel followed by Flat Gold Tinsel Palmered in Reverse; Counterwound with Small Oval Silver Tinsel

Body: Black Uni-Yarn

Hackle: Cock like feathers, Tan in Color, Wound from Root of 1/2 Stripped Feather Crossing over Tinseled Body

Throat: 2-3 Turns of Teal Tied in at Tip of Teal Feather and Swept Over Body of Fly

Wing: Two 1/4" Natural Mallard strips Tied in Separately with Reverse Insertion of Opposite Strip after Initial Strip Insertion

Head: Black

Gold Riach  was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, Clark Lucas, who began showing his flies on this site in 1999

You can read about Clark and see many more of his fine speys by visiting The Flies of Clark Lucas.



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