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Old 02-08-2007, 03:23 PM
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Steelhead Fly of the week - Astra

This simple pattern was developed for steelhead fishing in Alaska by Scott Bryner. It has been used mostly on the rivers on Prince of Wales Island and is good in high, clearing rivers.

Hook: Up eye salmon dry fly hook
Tip: Oval silver tinsel
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black sparkle yarn.
Hackle: Black spey type hackle.
Wing: Peacock sword fibers
Head: Black

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Old 02-08-2007, 07:19 PM
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Charlie,

I've seen this fly in use a few times here in WA, although the folks using it tied it with a hackle collar and were fishing it in summer. It is nonetheless, an interesting fly, and I have always liked the way peacock sword looks in the water.
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Thanks Russ,

I tried to tie this fly exactly the same as the inventor did. But when I look at it, it seems to me to be missing something. Perhaps a hackle collar is it.
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It's missing the bright green apple rib, and collar

This is a shaggy one I've had success with in both #10 and #2

Charlie, I'll show you a better one for a beer or two

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