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William Blacker: Standard Flies 25. The Brown Bear

Tail: Mallard, two fibers
Body: Cinnamon brown mohair
Legs: Cinnamon
Wing: Woodcock wing

The Brown Bear from The Art of Angling by William Blacker. The one above is tied in hand on a vintage blind-eye hook, while the three below all are tied for fishing on Ahrex FW580 #10.

The body and hackle could be more of a cinnamon color, but without the dye I chose a brown mohair and legs for this pattern. The woodcock wings gives a overall good balance to this pattern, one I really like, and will bring with me as a allround searching-pattern.

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