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Blue Rat Beaded Variant
A Ken Broadhead Fly

Blue Rat Beaded Variant

Name

Blue Rat Beaded Variant

Category Steelhead
Hook

Shumakov long range aluminum, slots in blue

Tip Holo gold tinsel
Tail Peacock sword fibers
Body Blue beads; blue floss veiling; peacock herl
Hackle Grizzly under Kingfisher blue guinea
Wing Grey (gray) fox body hair
Sides Jungle cock (optional)
Head Red thread

Blue Rat Beaded Variant was tied by Ken Broadhead. You will find many more of his exceptional beaded flies, as well as several other styles at The Flies of Ken Broadhead.

Ken's Notes:   A beautiful fly from Poul Jorgenson done steelhead style

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