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The Butcher
Dressed by By Dave Potts

The Butcher, Tied by Dave Potts

Name The Butcher
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tag Silver Tinsel, Lemon Yellow Floss
Tail Golden Pheasant Crest and Chatterer
Butt Black Ostrich Herl
Body In Four Equal Sections, Fiery Brown, Pale Blue, Claret, and Dark Blue Seal`s Fur
Ribbing Flat Silver and a Twist
Hackle Dark Claret From Second Turn
Throat A Lemon Cock Hackle Followd by Gallina
Wing Two Tippets Back to Back, Covered by a Pair of Golden Pheasant Breast Feathers, and Those Covered by a Broad Pair of Teal Strips; Married Narrow Sections of Yellow Swan or Turkey. To Larger Flies: Bustard, Scarlet, Blue, and Orange Swan, and Gold Pheasant Tail, Covered by Broad Strips of Mallard and a Topping
Cheeks Blue Chatterer or Kingfisher
Horns Blue and Yellow Macaw
Head Black

This rendition of The Butcher was tied by Oregon fly fisherman and tyer Dave Potts. Dave worked as a commercial tyer for several years and now enjoys tying antique replicas of salmon and trout fly patterns for his business, "Victorian Flies". Look for more more of his flies in the weeks ahead as a Salmonfly.Net contributing fly tyer.

You can read about Dave and see many more of his flies by visiting The Flies of Dave Potts.


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