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Winter’s Hope (McMillan)
Tied By William Lovelace

Winter’s Hope


Winter’s Hope

Category Steelhead
Hook Dai Riki 889 #2/0
Thread Wine 6/0 UNI-thread
Body Wide Flat Silver Tinsel
Hackle Silver Doctor Blue; slightly larger Purple Hen
Wing Orange Hackle Tips over Yellow Hackle Tips

(I omitted the Golden Olive Calftail)

Winter’s Hope was tied by Samonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace.

Bill's notes: "A Bill McMillan pattern that he designed to get a fly deep under a floating line and long leader for winter fishing. This fly is on the small side. Bill usually ties his in the 3/0 to 6/0 range."

Read more about William Lovelace and see more of his flies at The Flies of William Lovelace.

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