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The Toppy
Dressed by William M. Allen

Tag: Crimson silk floss or mohair

Tail: Yellow mohair, picked out

Butt: Two turns of red hackle

Rib: Slightly ribbed with  gold or silver tinsel

Body: Black pig's wool or bullock's hair

Hackle: A black hackle up the body

Throat: Gallina

Wings:  Black feather from a turkey's tail, white tip

Head: Crimson mohair

This version of The Toppy was tied by William (Billy) M. Allen, the fourth contributor in the early years of Salmonfly.Net. You can see more flies tied by Billy on his introduction page - The Flies of William M. Allen.


 

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