Tail: Foxtail Suburst yellow, Templedog hot orange
Body: UNI Floss, Lagartun french tinsel
Hackle: Spirit River Schlappen Black
This was a freestyle with what I had on my table, but I really like how it came out: the fire in the tail will be a very good attractor for the salmon/seatrout and it will have good movements once it gets in the water. Will create some more of this color combination, and maybe with blue/lime tail as well.
For those chasing stleehead on the McKenzie in the Greenwood Drive Leaburg run, be on the lookout and stay out of the Chinook redds. There is a redd on the left channel of the island right at Greenwood Drive landing; it had about 8 fish in it around 9 AM today. The next one that I saw is about 1 mile down on the left bank, just as the river juts right and pours off. It is across from Stan Potter’s house (if you know him). The third is down about another mile on the right channel above the next big island which is just above Dave Schaefer’s house (if you know him).