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Black Gordon
Tied by Charles Dickson Jr.

Black Gordon


Black Gordon

Category Steelhead Tube Fly

Brass, Copper or Aluminum

Tag Oval gold tinsel
Butt Red hackle
Rib Black Lagartun flat braid with oval gold tinsel on either side of it over rear half of body, large oval gold over the front part of body
Body Rear half red floss, front half black dubbing
Body Hackle Red hackle palmerd over front of body
Collar Black hackle
Wing Black rabbit strip over rear half, Black rabbit strip over front
Head Black cone

Black Gordon was tied by Charles Dickson Jr. You can find more of his flies on his page on this site, The Flies of Charles Dickson Jr.

Charlie's Notes: The Black Gordon is an old standard for steelhead fishing on the west coast. It was originally invented by Clarence Gordon in the 1930ís for fishing the North Umpqua. This is my version of the fly adapted to a tube. My version is probably more complicated than it needs to be but it can be fun to indulge yourself on tubes because they are a much larger tying platform than a hook.

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