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The Colonel (Francis Francis)
Dressed by Monte Smith

The Colonel

Name The Colonel
Category Atlantic Salmon Fly
Tag Gold twist and two turns bright yellow floss
Tail Red and yellow sprigs mixed with gallina, and a topping
Butt None
Body Yellow floss half-way up and then orange pig's wool; over this is ribbed side by side, gold twist and tinsel and black floss
Hackle Yellow hackle from tail to head; bustard hackle at shoulder
Underwing Golden pheasant tippet, two feathers, shortish
Wing Strips of bustard and argus pheasant; fibers of yellow thrown in here and there
Topping Golden pheasant crest
Horns Blue macaw
Head Black

This beautifully tied rendition of The Colonel, was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer, 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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