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Claret Jay (Pryce-Tannatt)
Dressed by Mike Boyer

Claret Jay

Tag: Silver thread and deep orange floss.

Tail: A topping, Cock of the Rock, and tippet in strands.

Body: First three-quarters, deep claret Seal's fur; remainder purple Seal's fur.

Rib: Oval gold tinsel.

Hackle: A deep claret hackle.

Wing: Mixed--tippet in strands; "married" strands of scarlet, blue, yellow, and orange Swan, Florican, Bustard, Golden Pheasant tail; "married" narrow strips of Teal and barred Summer Duck; strips (rather broad) of brown Mallard over.

Horns: Blue and Yellow Macaw.

Head: Black Herl

Claret Jay was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, Mike Boyer, who was the second tyer to start contributing his flies to Salmonfly.Net. His contributions began in 1998.

You can read about Mike and see many more of his flies by visiting The Flies of Mike Boyer.

 

 

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