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Cottonwood
An Original Pattern by Ard Stetts

Cottonwood

Name Cottonwood
Category Pacific Salmon/Trout/Steelhead
Hook Gamakatsu T10-6H size 1/0
Thread Black
Tag Old Sunrise wide gold tinsel, very gold colored
Tip Copper rayon floss
Tail A very small bunch of polar bear tied in short
Body, Rear half 2/3 Ginger brown floss / Rib: Braided gold tinsel cord size 10
Body, Front half Dubbed heavy with olive grey blend / Rib: palmered with hen pheasant shoulder feather
Beard Small bunch of polar bear
Wing Underwing is a small bunch of white marabou
Cloak Overwing is a bronzed mallard flank tied in flat
Head Built to a taper and lacquered black 8/0 thread

Cottonwood 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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