Published Sep 24. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#268 - High Roller

High Roller - Don Bastian Tied by: Don Bastian Originated by: Don Bastian Source: Forgotten Flies 1999, Schmookler & Sils - Pg. 445 Hook: Gaelic...

#268 High Roller - Don Bastian #268 High Roller - Don Bastian


Tied by: Don Bastian
Originated by: Don Bastian
Source: Forgotten Flies 1999, Schmookler & Sils - Pg. 445

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley streamer hook 6xl #1
Thread: Black
Tail: Barred wood duck
Butt: Black ostrich herl
Body: Flat gold tinsel
Ribbing: Fine gold oval tinsel
Belly: Yellow bucktail
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: 4 dark olive hackles
Shoulder: Silver pheasant body
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: The High Roller has some heavy hitting colors when it comes to fishing landlocked salmon. The dark olive color has been a proven choice as seen in several other proven patterns included in the project. The original prototype included peacock herl in the belly and used a marabou wing rather than the hackle wing seen here. The yellow hackle on the throat is a recent addition. Don tells us that the first day he used the High Roller, back in 1998 on the Roach River in Maine, he recorded over a dozen landloacked salmon and several trout. It has consistently been producing happy anglers ever since.
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Nice looking fly Don! I'll have to try this in Northern Maine.

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Beautiful work Don!

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Beautiful fly,perfectly tied Don...

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Hi Jim, Kelly, & Scott;
Thanks for your comment and appreciate of this pattern. Scott, I caught trout and salmon in the Roach River with it...try it up there! Thanks again everyone!

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