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Akroyd

Per Pryce-Tannat - Tied by Jack Cook

 

Akroyd, Tied by Jack Cook

Name: Akroyd

Category: Steelhead

Hook:Alec Jackson Spey, Black

Thread: Pearsall?s Gossamer #9, Black

Tag and Underlayment: Flat Silver Tinsel

Rib: Oval Silver Tinsel, 3/0-1.5 M, 3-5 S

Body Rear Half: Yellow SLF with Steelhead Anglers Spey Hackle, Yellow

Body Front Half: Alec Jackson Premium Silk Floss #48, Black

Throat: Natural Gadwall or Teal

Wing:Dark Turkey Tail, set Dee style

Cheeks: Jungle Cock, set low

Akroyd is a fly developed for Atlantic Salmon but now used successfuly for Steelhead. This version is tied by Washington fly tyer, materials dealer, and Spey fly fishing expert, Jack Cook. You can see more of his flies at The Flies of Jack Cook. If you want to find out more about Spey Fly Fishing for Steelhead, or are looking for a source of Spey Fly Tying Materials, visit Jack's site, Steelhead Anglers.

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