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HOOK:
THREAD:
TIP:
TAG:
BUTT:
BODY:
RIB:
THROAT:
WING:
HEAD:
Single Salmon #2-8
Black
Gold Oval Tinsel
Flurescent Green
Fiery Red
Peacock Herl
Gold Oval Tinsel
Black Hen Hackle
Black Bear
Black

A killer pattern developed for Atlantic Salmon by Warren Duncan of Saint John, New Brunswick. This fly is just as effective for great lakes pacific salmon and steelhead.

Step By Step:
Place your hook in the vice and attach thread just behind the return eye. I'm using flat waxed Uni-thread, which will help keep the thread base nice and flat. Tie in your tinsel for the tag and wrap back to a point just over the point of the barb.
Take 3-4 tight turns of tinsel towards the eye and tie off.
Move your tying thread just over the tip of the point and tie in the green floss on the far side of the shank.
Wrap to the tag and back to the tie in point. Tie off on the near side of the shank but don't trim the butt ends.
Now move your thread forward and repeat to create a red section the same size as the green. I like to apply a glossy coat of lacquer to the red joint, and now is the best time to do it.
Tie in the oval ribbing tinsel on the underside of the shank.
Wrap thread forward, binding down and trimming the tags as you go. It's not crucial to get a perfectly smooth underbody, as the herl is quite forgiving.
Tie off the white thread and switch to black to finish the fly. Wrap back to the start of the red joint.
Tie in 5-6 peacock herls facing forward and by the tips.
Trim the ends. Now lift your bobbin directly above the fly and wrap the bunch of herl around the tying thread several times. This will strengthen the herl significantly and create a more durable fly.
Wrap the herl forward, tie off and trim. Make sure to leave enough room behind the eye for the wing, throat and head.
Take 5 even turns of the ribbing tinsel and tie off.
Cut a small clump of black bear hair and even up the tips by hand. Measure out the wing so that it extends just beyond the tag.
Tie in the wing with firm flat wraps. Black bear is very coarse, so it's a good idea to add a drop of penetrating head cement to the butts prior to tying in to help keep the wing from falling apart.
Prepair an appropriatly sized black hen hackle as shown by stroking the fibers back gently and then trimming off some fibers at the tip.
Tie in the hackle by the tip with the good side facing out. Fold the hackle and take 2-3 turns. Tie off and trim the butts.
Pull most of the hackle fibers down below the shank and hold them in place while wraping back over the hackle stem slightly. This will trap the majority of the fibers under the hook as a throat but leave a few on top to blend with the wing. Wrap a small neat head, tie off and lacquer.
Tied By: Brian Doelle.


Sneaky Pete




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