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Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning, Tied by Cliff Carstens

Name Thunder and Lightning
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon Fly Featherwing
Hook Partridge traditional blind eye 1/0


Tip Fine silver oval Lagartuns
Tag Yellow single strand floss
Tail A topping
Butt Black ostrich herl
Rib Small silver oval Lagartuns                             
Body Black single strand floss
Hackle Orange saddle, from second rib
Collar Guinea, long and sweeping
Wings Bronze mallard, tented and set low, a topping over all
Shoulder Jungle cock nails, to the side and parallel to hook shank
Horns Blue and yellow Macaw
Head Black
Eye Silkworm gut, 3 strands braided

This version of the Classic featherwing Thunder and Lightning was tied by British Columbia Fly Tyer, Clifford J. Carstens. Thunder and Lightning was originated by James Wright around 1850 and amongst other classics has stood the test of time. It has also become popular tied as a hairwing version. You can see more of Cliff's flies at The Flies of Cliff Carstens.

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