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                               A John Glaspy Fly

Name RotaESL
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Tiemco 777SP, size 2, made into a propeller hook (see instructions)
Propeller Gold
Cone Large gold
Thread Red 3/0 unithread or 140 denier orange thread
Tail Four marabou feathers, purple over blue over turquoise over purple, with four strands of purple UV Krystal Flash tied on each side.
Hackle Purple saddle hackle.
Rib Large red wire
Body Dubbed purple UV Ice Dubbing or purple chenille
Egg Head Red chenille

RotaESL was designed and tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, John Glaspy.  You can see more of his flies for Pacific Salmon at The Flies of John Glaspy. See his notes below:

It is easy to tie this pattern. It is very similar to the Rotapixie pattern and not very different from the standard wooly bugger familiar to all tyers. I like to wind a heavy wire rib through the palmered hackle after the hackle is wrapped; this makes the fly last a lot longer when dealing with toothy fish like salmon. I tie in the saddle feather at the front of the fly, wind it back and then wrap the wire forward through the hackle.

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