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Life on Mars (Kealey)
Tied by Gary Tanner

Life on Mars

Name Life on Mars
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tag 3-4 turns Fine Oval Silver Tinsel
Rear Body Holographic Silver Mylar ribbed with 3 turns Fine Oval Silver Tinsel
Center Hackle and Wing Hot Orange Cock quite long over which is tied 12-15 strands of hot orange Polar Bear and 4 strands of Pearl Krystal Flash (the original uses bucktail)
Front Body Ruby Claret Floss
Head Hackle Claret cock
Eyes Jungle Cock
Head Fire Orange

Life on Mars 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: Over the past tying season (that would be the 8 month Vermont winter), I developed an interest in Irish shrimp flies. The fly that piqued this interest, created by Peter Kealey of Northern Ireland, is the delightfully named Life on Mars

468 x 60 Fly Fishing

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