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Old 04-09-2003, 10:13 AM
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Here's the list I used to look at first when looking for salmon/steelhead patterns:
http://www.angelfire.com/wa/salmonid/flytext.html

It has recently been replaced as my first resource by the Flies of North America CDRom, but is a good list.

Here's the pattern from there:
The link to the page...

Details from the page:



Name General Practitioner (Drury)
Category: Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead
Hook: Size 6 to 10, Salmon Hook
Thread: Red or Orange
Long Whiskers: 5 or 6 Feathers from a Golden Pheasant Spear Feather
Short Whiskers: Golden Pheasant Red Breast Feathers
Prawn Head: Tippet Feathers Tied in Between Two Golden Pheasant Red Breast Feathers
Rib: Oval Gold Tinsel
Body: Orange Seal's Fur
Hackle: Orange Cock, Palmered
Back Feathers: Tippet Feathers Tied in Between Two Golden Pheasant Red Breast Feathers
Head: Red


Note: This pattern came from the fine book by Peter O'Reilly, Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland. He writes that the General Practitioner was originated in the 1950s by Colonel Esmond Drury, and is considered one of the best imitations of a shrimp or prawn. It can be a deadly fly fished in small sizes on a floating line in low water. Others prefer to fish this as a big fly on sinking line, raising and lowering the rod tip.



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