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The Leadwing Grizzly

Posted by Steve Galea at

Here's a photo of my leadwing coachman variant. I call it the leadwing grizzly because it's the same as the famous leadwing coachman pattern except it uses a grizzly hackle for the tail and hackle collar rather than the normal coachman brown hackle on the original pattern. Like the original, it is also very effective. The recipe is: Hook: wet fly from size 8 to 14 Tail: Grizzly hackle Ribbing: fine silver wire Body: peacock herl (two or three strands) twisted. Wings: mallard primary quill slips Collar: grizzly hackle One last thing you might notice is that, unlike the LW coachman, the...

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