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Alderwood
An Original Pattern by Ard Stetts

Alderwood

Name Alderwood
Category Pacific Salmon/Trout/Steelhead
Hook Gamakatsu single salmon #1
Thread Black
Tag Medium oval tinsel gold
Tail Dyed golden pheasant crest crimson
Body, Rear half Olive green floss ribbed with fine gold oval tinsel
Waist joint Peacock herl
Body, Front half Dubbed brown seal with olive sparkle dub added, ribbed with heavy gold oval tinsel
Throat A pinch of dyed olive rabbit fur
Wing A pair of pheasant tail sections as under-wing, very sparse lt.olive bucktail over which is a nice bunch of natural Monga ringtail or similar
Head Black and lacquered

Alderwood is an original fly designed by Ard Stetts for his "Wood Series" as described in his Article A Late Autumn Day in Alaska. You can see more of Ard's flies at The Flies of Ard Stetts. See his notes about this fly below.

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