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Ackroyd, Tied by Cliff Carstens

Name Ackroyd
Category Classic Dee
Hook X/Long Bartleet Blind eye 3/0

Rear White un-waxed 6/0 Uni; Front black un-waxed 6/0 Uni

Tag Flat silver mylar
Tail A topping with tippet over
Rib Rear Large oval silver Lagartuns, front large flat silver mylar followed by silver oval medium Lagartuns
Counter Rib Medium silver Lagartuns
Body Rear 3/5 yellow seal, substitute with Angora goat, Front 2/5 black seal, substitute with Angora goat
Hackle Rear yellow hen neck, front Black dyed Blue-Eared Pheasant
Throat Teal
Wings Turkey tail
Shoulder Jungle cock nails set to the side and drooping
Head Black
Eye Silkworm gut, 3 strands braided

This beautiful version of the popular Ackroyd was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, Clifford J. Carstens. The Ackroyd, was originated by George Blacklaws in 1875 for the Dee River in Scotland, but it has also been fished successfully in North America. You can see more of Cliff's flies at The Flies of Cliff Carstens .

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