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Recipe per T.E. Pryce-Tannatt
Dressed by Monte Smith

Moonlight, Tied By Monte Smith 

Name Moonlight
Category Atlantic Salmon
Hook Partridge HE2, #2/0
Tag Flat silver tinsel
Tail Golden pheasant crest and a pair of jungle cock feathers back-to-back
BodyRear half flat silver tinsel, veiled above and below with a pair of kingfisher feathers back-to-back; front half black silk
RibFine silver oval tinsel over the flat tinsel, medium gold oval tinsel over the black silk
HackleBlack blue-eared pheasant over the black silk
WingTwo strips of white turkey, divided

Oregon fly tyer Monte Smith tied this version of "Moonlight". Monte has not been tying that long, compared with other tyers who have this amount of skill, but this fly shows just how talented he has become. You can see more of Monte's flies at The Flies of Monte Smith.


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