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Designed by Greg Scot Hunt - Dressed by Monte Smith

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Bluebird Dee

Name Bluebird Dee
Category Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi 2091), #1.5 blind eye
Tag Fine oval silver tinsel
Tail Golden pheasant crest and a pair of kingfisher feathers tied upright (back-to-back)
Butt Red wool
Body In three equal sections ? light blue silk, butted with red wool and veiled above and below with pairs of kingfisher (back-to-back); second section of medium blue silk butted with red wool and veiled with pair of kingfisher; final section is violet silk.
Ribs Fine oval silver tinsel on each section separately
Hackle Light blue schlappen behind ribs on violet silk
Throat Purple schlappen
Wings Mottled peacock secondary wing strips
Cheeks Kingfisher
Head Red thread

"Bluebird Dee" was dressed by Contributing Fly Tyer Monte Smith. Monte also dressed this week's Atlantic Salmon Fly of the Week. You can see more of the flies tied by Monte Smith and many of his own designs at The Flies of Monte Smith.

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