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Sunburst 

Name Sunburst
Category Steelhead/Trout
Hook Gamakatsu T10-6H, #1
Tip and Rib Medium oval, silver tinsel
Tail Yellow covered by orange hackle fibers
Body 1/3 yellow floss; 1/3 orange floss followed by two wraps of yellow seal sub; 3 turns of yellow hackle; orange seal sub to forward hackle
Hackle Yellow, slightly longer than body hackle
Head Orange

Sunburst was designed and tied by Contributing Fly Tyer John Wood. Take a look at his contributor page, The Flies of John Wood, to see many more of his flies.

John's Notes: This fly was inspired by the colors of my first Pacific Northwest sunrise. The design is intended to give the initial impression of an egg pattern and also be suitable for swinging. Although intended to be a steelhead pattern it has proved most successful for sea-run cutts.

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