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Blue (Deschutes River Dee) - Designed by Andrew Marshall
Dressed by Monte Smith

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Blue (Deschutes River Dee)

Name Blue (Deschutes River Dee)
Category Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2051), #1.5
Tag Fine silver thread and canary yellow silk
Tail Golden pheasant crest and kingfisher
Butt Black ostrich herl
Body Rear half - flat silver tinsel veiled with kingfisher back-to-back , above and below. Body joint of black ostrich herl. Front half ? dark blue silk
Rib Oval silver tinsel over both halves individually
Hackle Guinea dyed blue                                   
Throat Lemon wood duck
Wings A pair of truffle turkey covert strips, with narrow strip of blue goose in the middle
Cheeks Jungle cock, drooping

"Blue (Deschutes River Dee)" is the first in the Deschutes River Dee Series designed by Oregon fly fisherman and tyer Andrew Marshall that will be presented here. His friend, contributing fly tyer Monte Smith, tied "Blue". Monte was as excited about tying the Mr. Marshall's flies as conveyed in his letter, "Please find attached some special steelhead flies designed by my good friend and fellow tyer Andrew Marshall of Dallas, OR. He is one of the most creative tyers I know, and he has designed a series of 10 Dee style flies for the Deschutes River (The Deschutes River Dee Series). I have tied the first five of the set, and he has graciously given me his blessing for sharing them with Salmonfly.Net. The minute I saw examples of these flies, I knew I had to tie and fish them!"

The flies in this series are quite remarkable and I was as excited about presenting them as Monte was in tying them. Thank you Andrew Marshall and Monte Smith. You can see more of the flies tied by Monte Smith and many of his own designs at The Flies of Monte Smith.

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