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Old 12-29-2006, 12:22 PM
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Atlantic Salmon Fly of the week – Hairy Mary

This is a very popular British hair wing fly and is very similar to the Blue Charm. It was invented by Inverness, Scotland’s John Reidpath around the early 1960’s.

Hook: Up eye salmon hook
Tag: Gold tinsel
Tail: Golden Pheasant crest
Body: Black floss
Rib: Oval gold tinsel
Throat: Blue Hackle
Wing: Red Squirrel tail
Head: Black

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Old 12-29-2006, 04:56 PM
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Charlie,, is it the lighting or is that dyed yellow squirrel?
Partridge double?
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It is usually tied with a hairwing of natural red squirrel (a reddish brown colour) in the smaller sizes, or with a wing of brown bucktail (the natural brown hair found on the back of an undyed bucktail) on larger hooks or tubes.
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Hi Charlie n Folks
Here is a variation of the Hairy Mary that I came up with for a trip to the Margaree
back in 96.I thought the black wing would be good and was rewarded well.It has since been a must have for all rivers I travel on.
A very Happy New Year and Happy Fishing.
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:34 AM
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Very nice Jerome!!!
Nice to see you on the board and i look forward to seeing you in Dieppe again in April,,, got a new book for you to sign
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Dwayne,

As Graham states it should be natural red squirrel tail. I think with mine it is partially the lighting and the tail I used seems to be a very light colored red squirrel.

Jerome,

Very nice fly as usual. Thanks for sharing it with us. I will have to make up a few of these for the coming season.

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