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Cutty Sark (Waren)
Tied by Gary Tanner


Name Cutty Sark
Category Atlantic Salmon
Thread Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Claret
Tag Fine copper wire or oval tinsel - sized to suit fly size
Tip Either the floss blend (see below) or your orange floss of choice
Butt Black beaver dubbing
Body Rear half fluorescent green floss, front half peacock herl
Rib Gold oval tinsel
Hackle (throat) Black hen
Underwing Floss blend or peachy orange floss to tag under green fluorescent floss to tip of tail
Wing Tented teal
Head Claret

Cutty Sark was tied by contributing fly tyer Gary Tanner. See Gary's notes below about this fly and read more about it on his blog: The River's Course. See more of his flies on his contributor page, The Flies of Gary Tanner.

Gary's Notes: Bob Warren of Princeton, Massachusetts developed the Cutty Sark (named for Bob's beverage of choice) over a period of years, starting, I believe, in the early 1990's. According to Keith Fulsher in his memoir, Atlantic Salmon Fly Tyer (Fly Fishing University Press, 2008), the fly started out as a hairwing, but Bob converted it to a featherwing fairly early in the fly's development.

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