I don't normally tie salmon fly patterns and, in fact, this is the third Blue Charm hairwing I have ever tied. I tied my first last night, so please forgive the flaws. Having said that, this is a neat starter for those wanting to ease their way into salmon patterns. I quite enjoyed tying it.
The recipe is as follows:
Hook: Mustad 36890, size 6
Thread: Giorgio Benecchi Ultrafine, black
Tag and rib: Small silver oval tinsel
Floss tag: Yellow silk floss, one strand
Body: Black silk floss
Hackle: saddle hackle, blue
Wing: Squirrel tail, natural
I was going to do a video on this but I don't think you can beat the one done by Rob Clarke on the Hooked4life.ca website. This is the one I used to guide me through these first efforts. I am sure I will be referring back to it again. My thanks to Mr. Clarke and the fine folks at Hooked4life.ca.
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