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Durham Ranger
Pattern as per Francis Francis, Designed by Mr. Scruton of Durham and Dressed by Monte Smith

Durham Ranger, Tied By Monte Smith 

Name Durham Ranger
Category Atlantic Salmon
Hook Heritage Pryce-Tannatt, #4/0
Tip Fine oval silver tinsel
Tag Yellow silk
Tail Golden pheasant crest
Tail VeilingIndian crow or substitute
ButtBlack ostrich
RibsFine silver lace and narrow flat silver tinsel
BodyIn four equal sections of Golden yellow floss; orange, fiery brown, and black seal's fur or substitute
HackleBadger dyed yellow
ThroatA light blue hackle
WingA pair of jungle cock feathers, back to back, covered for 3/4 of their length by a pair of golden pheasant tippets, back to back. These are covered by a shorter pair of tippets reaching to, and covering, the second black bar of the first pair. Jungle cock as a wing veiling
CheekBlue chatterer or substitute with kingfisher
ToppingGolden pheasant crest
HornsBlue and yellow macaw

This fantastic version of the Durham Ranger 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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