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Evening Star
Designed by George M. Kelson - Pattern as per Major John Hale
Dressed by Monte Smith

Evening Star, Tied By Monte Smith 

Name Evening Star
Category Atlantic Salmon
Hook Pryce-Tannatt Rational, #4/0
Tip Small oval silver tinsel
Tag Dark orange silk
Tail Golden pheasant crest
ButtBlack ostrich
BodyIn four equal sections; the first three of medium silver oval tinsel, each having two jungle cock back to back above and below, and each butted with black ostrich herl; the last section is dark royal blue silk
RibSmall oval silver tinsel over blue silk only
ThroatJungle cock back to back. These and the body veilings increase slightly from the rear end of the body
WingFour Amherst pheasant tippets back to back in two pairs, the outer pair shorter than the inner pair
SidesBarred wood duck and Indian crow substitute
ToppingGolden pheasant crest
HornsRed macaw
HeadBlack ostrich herl

Evening Star is tied by Oregon Contributing Fly Tyer, Monte Smith. You can see more of Monte's flies at The Flies of Monte Smith.


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