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The Butcher
T.E. Pryce-Tannatt - How to Dress Salmon Flies, 1914
Dressed by Monte Smith

The Butcher 

Name The Butcher
Category Atlantic Salmon Fly
Tag Silver thread and lemon silk
TailA topping and blue Chatterer
ButtBlack ostrich herl
BodyFiery brown, pale blue, claret and dark blue sealís fur in equal sections
RibsFlat silver tinsel and silver twist
Hackle Dark claret or black
Throat Lemon followed by speckled gallina
Underwing A pair of tippets back to back covered by a pair of golden pheasant breast feathers, and these covered by a pair of broad strips of teal
Main Wing Yellow, scarlet, blue and orange swan, bustard and golden pheasant tail with mallard above and a topping over all
CheeksBlue Chatterer
HornsBlue and gold macaw

The Butcher was tied by Oregon Contributing Fly Tyer, Monte Smith. You can see more of Monte's flies at The Flies of Monte Smith.


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