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Over-Under

Name Over-Under
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Tiemco 7999, 1/0-2/0, Weighted (Optional)
Thread Hot Pink
Tail Silver Flashabou
Body Cherise Glow Bug Yarn
Upper Wing Purple Rabbit Strip, Tied in at Rear (Upside Down), Folded Over and Tied in at Front so that Hair Flows Backward
Lower Wing Chartreuse Rabbit Strip, Tied in at Rear under Hook Shaft, Folded Over and Tied in at Front so that Hair Flows Backward
Shoulder Blood Red Marabou Plume Tips
Head Hot Pink

The colorful Over-Under was inspired by several Salmon flies that utilize a long wing over and under the shank, most with buck tail, calf tail, or similar materials. The weighted hook is optional, but you may have some trouble getting this fly down unless it is. Rabbit skin is rather buoyant to begin with and the fly will have a tendency to ride on the surface. After a few casts, though, it will start absorbing water and become more sinkable. The colors purple, chartreuse, hot pink, cerise, red, and silver are all good salmon attractors under various conditions and so the fly is tied with the intent of attracting different species to strike under different light and water conditions.     

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