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Monday, April 28, 2014

Trokar Fly Tying Contest Winner

Congratulations to Richard Swenson

Swenson's Winning Fly

Many thanks to all of you who submitted patterns.  It was a very hard decision, but the prize goes to Richard Swenson for his efforts in tying this meaty bundle of goodness.  I asked Richard about his fly, and he said  "I wanted an articulated streamer that was a take off on the highly successful Platte River Special color scheme."  I think he has done that very well.

There is something about this fly that makes me either want to tie it, or invite Richard to go fishing so I can steal it out of his box!  For his efforts, Richard will get a care package from Trokar hooks.

Here is the recipe:

Rear Hook: Daiichi 2461 #1/0
Thread:  GSP 100, Veevus BUY HERE
Tail:  Yellow marabou, topped with medium brown marabou BUY HERE
Body: Montana Fly Company large gold Lucent Chenille BUY HERE
Hackle:  Brown dyed grizzly schlappen, Whiting
Overwing:  Medium brown marabou, topped with yellow pearl and bronze Ice Dub Shimmer Fringe

Connection wire, is Beadalon .46, with two medium brown silver lined glass beads from Spirit River

Front Hook: Daiichi 2461 #2/0
Thread:  GSP 100, Veevus BUY HERE
Short Tail:  Yellow marabou, topped with medium brown marabou (use much less than what is in the tail) BUY HERE
Body: Montana Fly Company large gold Lucent Chenille BUY HERE
Hackle:  Brown dyed grizzly schlappen, Whiting
Overwing:  Medium brown marabou, topped with yellow pearl and bronze Ice Dub Shimmer Fringe
Legs:  Legs to match colors of the fly
Eyes: Hareline Pseudo Eyes, yellow
Head: EP Streamer Brush, yellow, mark the top slightly with a brown marker

Big thanks to Richard for tying this mean machine.

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