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Lambuth Candlefish

Name Les Johnson Herring Fly
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Size 6 to 3/0, Long Shank
Thread White
Tail Unraveled strands of silver mylar piping
Body Silver mylar piping over an underbody built up to be deep at the shoulder
Wing Olive yellow over white bucktail with pearl Flashabou tied in along the sides
Throat Orange hackle fibers

The pattern for this fly, came from the fine book by Bruce Ferguson, Les Johnson, and Pat Trotter, Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon. They write that it this is a simple herring imitation originated by Les Johnson.

 

 

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