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Parakeet, Barbell Eyes

Name Parakeet, Barbell Eyes
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Size 2/0 to 2, Salmon Hook of Choice
Thread Hot Pink
Tail Medium Pink Marabou Accented with a Few Strands of Pink Krystal Flash
Body Chartreuse Zonker Strip Wrapped Around Hook, Accented With A few Strands of Lime Krystal Flash
Collar Red Zonker Strip Wrapped a Couple Turns
Eyes Large Barbell Eyes, Painted Yellow with Black Pupil
Head Hot Pink

I modified this version with the barbell eyes to get it a little deeper in fast water. See Parakeet, Orange/Black; Parakeet, Pink; Parakeet, Chartreuse/White and Parakeet, Purple for ideas about variations for this fly. I have also tied a Parakeet Tube Fly variation which will soon have its initial field test.



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