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Glen Grant variation
(as in Bates' Fishing Atlantic Salmon)
Dressed by Monte Smith

Glen Grant variation

Name Glen Grant variation
Category Atlantic Salmon Fly
Tag Round silver tinsel
Tail Golden pheasant breast (yellow) feather fibers
Body Few turns of yellow wool, balance of black wool
Ribs Flat silver and silver twist, counter-wrapped with silver twist
Hackle Grey heron hackle (sub) from mid-body
Throat Guinea
Wing White tip turkey slips covered with two pair of jungle cock and a topping over all               

Glen Grant variation was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer, Monte Smith. This fly is a variation of the Spey fly originated by the Grant family around the middle of the 19th century.

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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