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The Widowmaker

The Widowmaker

Name The Widowmaker
Category Atlantic Salmon
Thread Black
Rear hackle Whiting spey, brown
Body Back half yellow floss, front half orange floss
Rib Oval silver tinsel
Middle Hackle Large badger
Front Hackle Whiting spey, brown
Wing Black saddle

The Widowmaker was designed and tied by Danish tyer, Otto Stieg Poulsen. He says that this has been his favorite fly for the past 6 years and that it has taken many salmon.

You can see many more of Otto's flies at his introductory page, The Flies of Otto Stieg Poulsen.

 

 

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