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Shad Fly

Name Shad Fly
Category Winter Steelhead
Hook Salmon, Size 2
Thread Black
Body Flat Silver Tinsel
Hackle White Saddle Hackle
Wing Yellow Bucktail
Head 2 or 3 Turns of Fluorescent Pink or Red Chenille

Note: This pattern is listed in Mel Marshall's, Steelhead, Copyright 1973 as one of the top two dozen Winter Steelhead flies to be counted on. He writes, that Shad Fly is an excellent fly in the downstream areas and lagoons.

 

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