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By Chris DelPlato

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JANE CRAIG
Submitted By Chris DelPlato



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JANE CRAIG
HEAD Black
BODY Medium flat silver tinsel
THROAT Small bunch of white hackle fibers
WING Six white saddle hackles
TOPPING Seven or eight strands of bright green peacock herl, as long as the wing
CHEEKS Jungle cock
COMMENTS Originated by Herb Welch around 1923. Named after a popular Vaudeville actress of the era. It was intended to be primarily a smelt imitation. Like many of Welch's flies, it has a simple, yet elegant look with all the necessary ingredients required for effectiveness - white hackle, silver flash, dark back and prominent eye.



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