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Rotor Special
A Mike Foster Fly

Rotor Special

Name Rotor Special
Category Salmon/Steelhead

Gamakatsu T10-6H, Mustad 36890, Daiichi Alex Johnson Spey, Daiichi      Steelhead Irons, Size 4 to 2/0''''''''''''''''''''''

Thread Fluorescent orange
Tag Flat gold tinsel

Rear 2/3 is fluorescent red-orange Edge Glo over flat gold tinsel; Front 1/3 is large bright red Iice Chenille'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

Wing Orange Krystal Flash
Hackle Light orange, then dark orange, then bright red marabou, then dyed yellow Guinea

Rotor Special was originated and tied by by Contributing Fly Tyer Mike Foster.

Mike's Notes: Read Mike's notes about Mike's Marabous for some persective about the development of Rotor Special.

You can see more of Mike's flies at The Flies of Mike Foster .