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Alf Baitfish

Name Alf Baitfish
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Size 2 to 3/0 (Saltwater)
Thread White 6/0 for small hooks, Nymo “A” for large hooks
Belly Polar Bear Super Hair, Pearl Flashabou, Silver Holographic Angel Hair
Skirt White or pink rabbit fur, applied in a dubbing loop
Lateral Line Silver Holographic Mylar
Top Line Polar Bear Super Hair, Olive-dyed Pearl Flashabou
Topping Pheasant Tail Angel Hair
Cheeks Red FisHair
Head Tying thread colored on top with brown marker
Eyes Prismatic stick-on silver with black pupils (Soft Body or Epoxy is used to coat head and eyes)

The pattern for this fly came from Ken Hanley’s fine book Fly Fishing the Pacific Inshore. Mr. Hanley writes in his notes that this fly, which can be used for Pacific Salmon, can represent Anchovies, Herring, Sardines, Mackerel, Sand Lances or Candlefish. It works well in open bays, estuaries harbors, rocky shores, kelp beds or beaches.

468 x 60 Fly Fishing

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