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Akroyd – #2/0 10xl


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I have been tying up some Dee patterns for fishing lately, but every now and then you need to challenge yourself! Pulled out the longest hook I have – the Partridge CS15 – a #2/0 10xl hook that is made for classic streamer style patterns, but why not a Akroyd?

 

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This pattern really stretched my material selection, especially the white turkey wing, but I managed to set a ok wing in the end.

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The dropping JC could have been longer, but in the end I was happy with the result.

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Putting this on a salmon scale shows the length of this massive fly.

Balmoral

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  • Hook: Daiichi 2271 #1 – http://flyhooks.org/daiichi/2271 
  • Tag: UNI-French Twist Medium
  • Tail: Topping & Tippet
  • Butt: Black ostrich herl
  • Body: Green & Blue seals fur
  • Ribs: UNI-Mylar #10, Veevus French tinsel medium – counter-wrapped over hackle
  • Hackle: Black heron from middle of blue
  • Throat: Widgeon
  • Wings: Turkey
  • Cheeks: JC, drooping

http://flytyer.org/eide/pattern/balmoral

Tying up a part of my salmon box with Dee patterns these days, today: Balmoral