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Old 02-17-2007, 11:29 AM
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Atlantic Salmon Fly of the week – Silver Rat

This fly is probably the second most popular of the rat series next to the rusty rat. When using gray fox guard hair it is often a good idea to leave a small amount of the under fur in with the guard hairs. This will make the wing look fuller.

Hook: Up eye salmon hook
Tag: Oval gold tinsel.
Tail: Golden Pheasant crest.
Rib: Oval gold tinsel.
Body: Silver tinsel.
Wing: Gray fox guard hair.
Collar: Grizzly hen hackle.
Head: Red

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Old 02-17-2007, 04:39 PM
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This is another one of those Atlantic Salmon flies that works for PNW steelhead when fished in bright sun during the day in small sizes during summer/fall. By small sizes I mean #8's-#12's. I've been surprised at how few folks here in the PNW use flies smaller than #6's even though the smaller #8's-#12's work, especially in low-water and bright mid-day sun.
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:25 PM
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It is so good that Gary Anderson renamed it the Blue Fox and had the gaul to enter it as his own pattern
Seriously,, this pattern is a fine taker of salmon that i even tie as a streamer. As russ said,, small fly/bright day fly.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:23 PM
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Don't you just love it when someone copies a fly, renames it, and then claims it is his.
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Evenings ,late Aug., and earlySept. in size 12 is a GREAT fly . Nailed my biggest Salmon on Adams with this fly ! I used hair from a Silver Fox mask and IMHO JC really helps when added to this pattern.
BTW : Charlie you have an email ref. fly tying. <<<<<<<<<<<< !!!!!
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