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Blue (Deschutes River Dee)

Blue (Deschutes River Dee)

Name Blue (Deschutes River Dee)
Category Steelhead
Hook Partridge N single low water size 1
Thread Black 8/0 uni-thread
Tag Fine silver thread and canary yellow silk
Tail Topping and kingfisher
Butt Black ostrich herl
Body In two halves; rear, flat silver tinsel veiled with two matched kingfisher side by side, above and below, butted with black ostrich herl. Front, darkest blue, almost black silk
Rib Oval silver tinsel over both halves individually
Hackle Guinea dyed blue
Collar Lemon wood duck
Wings A pair of truffle turkey tail covert strips, with narrow strip of blue goose shoulder married through the middle, tied flat
Cheeks Jungle cock, drooping

Several weeks ago Salmonfly.Net presented a series of flies, designed by Andrew Marshall for Steelhead, called the Deschutes River Dee series. Those flies were tied by contributing fly tyer Monte Smith. Now Andrew Marshall, presents the series he originated, tied by his own hand. You can see more in this series and other flies tied by Andrew Marshall at The Flies of Andrew Marshall.


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