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Designed by Mr. Turnbull (pattern per Kelson) - Dressed by Monte Smith

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Name Duchess
Category Atlantic Salmon - Classic Featherwing
Hook Gaelic Supreme Harrison Bartleet, #5/0
Tip Fine oval silver tinsel
Tag Buttercup yellow silk
Tail Golden pheasant crest veiled with kingfisher and dyed red Amherst neck feather (for Indian Crow)
Butt Peacock herl
Ribs Medium flat silver tinsel and silver twist
Body Black silk
Hackle Black, from second rib
Throat Dyed blue guinea (for Jay)
Wings Six golden pheasant crests
Sides Barred wood duck
Cheeks Kingfisher and Indian Crow substitute
Horns Red & blue macaw and green parrot
Head Black ostrich herl

This version of "Duchess" was dressed by Contributing Fly Tyer Monte Smith, a man whose work speaks for itself. 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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