An Atlantic salmon fly pattern I designed just to feature a ringneck pheasant tippet underwing

Even with all the other feathers surrounding it, the ringneck pheasant tippet does not hide in this pattern. The black bar of the tippet really compliments the rear of the fly. All the black of the pattern goes together well. A bit of an interesting view of the fly. You don’t often get to see the backside. One should strive to fashion both side of the fly equally well. That is they should both look very much alike…each a compliment of the other.

There's not just smolts rising to the hatch now, here's a colorful Rogue River trout I caught today.

A beautiful spotted and colored trout came to hand today. A resident trout? Definitely not the least bit smolt-like in appearance. Sure wish I’d landed the sizable cutthroat that leaped and shook the hook free. Now that cutty would have been a fine catch and picture.


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