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The Royal Treatment ™
Originated and Tied By Joel LaFollette

The Royal Treatment

Name

The Royal Treatment™

Category Original Steelhead Fly
Hook Daiichi 2151 sz. 1 or 2
Tag Gold French Tinsel (small)
Butt Purple Floss
Tail Pheasant crest (dyed Fl. Blue)
Body Peacock herl spun in dubbing loop at the rear, purple yarn forward
Rib Gold French Tinsel (small)
Under Hackle Purple philoplume from pheasant rump, spun in dubbing loop
Hackle Purple Guinea under with blue Peacock breast feather over
Throat Peacock Sword
Wing Peacock Sword (long)
Throat Peacock Sword (short)

 

The Royal Treatment under waterThe Royal Treatment is an original fly from Oregon fly tyer and fly fisherman Joel LaFollette. The photo to the left, which was taken of it under water, gives you a good idea of how enticing it might be to Steelhead. Click on it for a larger view. Also see Joel's notes about The Royal Treatment below and read more about him and his flies at The Flies of Joel LaFollette .

Joel's Notes: "The Royal Treatment was first tyed in 1995 while staying at North Junction on the Deschutes. The following morning it accounted for two beautiful wild fish during a spectacular fall sunrise. I figured I had received the Royal Treatment and so it was named.

I am currently working on other flies in this series but will withhold them until they too are proven winners. For updated fly patterns and fishing reports visit www.royaltreatmentflyfishing.com."

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