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The Black Dose (From T.E. Pryce-Tannatt)
Tied by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.

The Black Dose, Tied by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.

Name The Black Dose
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon
Hook 9/0 Bartleet tapered shank hook with silkworm gut eye
Tag Silver thread and light orange floss
Tail A topping, and "married" narrow strips of Teal and scarlet Swan (back to back)
Body Two or three turns of light blue Seal's fur, the rest black Seal's fur (left smooth)
Ribs Oval silver tinsel
Hackle A black hackle
Throat A light claret or fiery brown hackle
Wings A pair of Golden pheasant tippets (back to back) veiled with"married" strands of scarlet and green Swan, light mottled Turkey tail and Golden pheasant tail; Peacock herl in strands above
Horns Blue and yellow Macaw

Note from Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.: "I have taken the liberty of adding a Golden pheasant crest feather as a roof to this Pryce-Tannatt version. In my estimation it makes the fly more attractive."

The Black Dose was tied by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr. Maxwell has an informative web site with this and many other fine examples of Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies, the patterns, and the history of the flies. For more information about this fly and others, visit his site at MaxFlies.


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