Dead Chicken Fly

I have been working on tying up some Dead Chicken flies for the Rogue River. It is not a common pattern, and the only reference that I could find in a book is in Fish Flies The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier’s Art by Terry Hellekson.  The one pictured is a little bit different as the recipe in the book as it has dyed golden pheasant for the tail, and floss for the body.

Hook: Mustad 36890 Size 8
Tail: Golden Pheasant Dyed Red
Body: Yellow Floss
Rib: Round Gold Tinsel
Hackle: Grizzly Hen Saddle

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