Brown Bear Tackle Box Fly Patterns

Please read the patterns carefully before attempting to tie them.

This will help avoid frustration. I have tried to put the pattern down in order of construction and some of these can become complicated and time consuming.

Atlantic Salmon

  Name - Will Taylor Special V1
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  Hook - Salmon 2-12
  Thread - Black
Tag Flat Copper tinsel - Some call for oval copper tinsel
Tip rear section - Hot green floss. Front is hot orange floss. (The tag and tip should be equal lengths; about 1/3 of the shank)
Body Peacock herl reverse wrapped with fine gold wire. (For durability)
Wing Black Kiptail over White and reasonably sparse. (other hair can be substituted)
Hackle Pale yellow saddle in front of the wing tied back.
Notes There are mutterings that the original was tied with green wool for the body and a yellow tip with no tag. I have found no evidence to support this but I'm open to correction and other versions.