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October Copper
Mark Willigar Flies

Just a little home grown pattern, the copper is the key, not a lot of traditional fly pattern options for the color of copper, other than the Copper Killer. This fly produced 2 salmon the first day I used it. Copper is a color that salmon that are used to flies, don't see very often and may be different enough to attract the salmon's interest, especially on a sunny October day.

October Copper 

Name October Copper
Category Atlantic Salmon
Hook #2-14 Single salmon
Tag Oval silver tinsel
Tail Golden pheasant tippets
Butt Black seal fur
Rib Oval silver tinsel
Body Flat copper tinsel
Wing Natural brown squirrel
Throat Guinea hen dyed orange

 

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