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Umpqua Special
Dressed by Monte Smith

Umpqua Special

Name Umpqua Special
Category Steelhead Fly
Hook Daiichi 2051 (Alec Jackson Spey), #3
Tail White hackle fibers
Body Yellow then red seal's fur; ribbed with medium oval silver tinsel
Wing White calftail with sparse red calftail along either side
Cheeks Jungle cock
Collar Brown schlappen

This version of the Umpqua Special was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer, Monte Smith. This fly was originated by Vic O'Byrne in the 1930s for fishing the famed North Umpqua. 

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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