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Pattern descriptions to supplement Bob Petti's article on fishing the NY Salmon River.

Black Bear Red Butt
Hook: Up-eye Salmon Hook
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat Silver Mylar Tinsel
Butt: Fl. Red Flat Waxed Nylon Thread
Body: Black Wool, Synthetic Yarn, of Floss
Hackle: Black Hen
Wing: Fine black bear hair or dyed black squirrel tail

Green Butt Skunk
Hook: Up-eye Salmon Hook
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval Silver Tinsel
Tail: Red Hackle Fibers
Butt: Chartreuse Stretch Floss
Body: Black Dubbing, wool, synthetic yarn, or chenille
Rib: Oval Silver Tinsel
Hackle: Black Hen
Wing: White Calftail, bucktail, or arctic fox tail
Sides: Jungle Cock (optional)

Purple Peril
Hook: Up-eye Salmon Hook
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval Silver Tinsel
Tail: Purple Hackle FIbers
Body: Purple Dubbing, synthetic yarn, floss, or chenille
Rib: Oval Silver Tinsel
Hackle: Purple
Wing: Red Squirrel Tail or natural brown bucktail
Sides: Jungle Cock (optional)

Babine Special
Hook: 1xl Wet Fly Hook (or up-eye salmon hook)
Thread: 6/0, color to match chenille body
Tail: White hackle fibers (sparse)
Body: Two clumps of chenille "balls"
Mid Hackle: Color to match chenille, wound between chenille clumps
Hackle: White, collared, at the hook eye

Hare's Ear
Hook: Your favorite nymph hook
Thread: Brown
Tail: Brown Partridge
Body: Hare's Ear Dubbing
Rib: Gold Wire or Oval Tinsel
Hackle: Brown Partridge

Soft Hackle Stonefly
Hook: Your favorite nymph hook
Thread: Black
Tail: Black Hen Hackle
Body: Black Yarn
Rib: Silver Wire or oval silver tinsel
Hackle: Black hen, tied full

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