Published Feb 25. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#56 - Prairie Thunder

Tied by: Jeff Smith Originated by: Jeff Smith Hook: Mustad 94720 #4 Thread: Black 70 denier Tag: Gold oval tinsel Tail: Golden pheasant crest Body:...

#56 Prairie Thunder - Jeff Smith


Tied by: Jeff Smith
Originated by: Jeff Smith

Hook: Mustad 94720 #4
Thread: Black 70 denier
Tag: Gold oval tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Black woolly bugger chenille
Throat: Yellow fishair
Underwing: Chartreuse holographic flash
Wing: 4 black saddle hackles flanked by hook length badger hackle
Head: Black

Notes: This is a slender dark fly, perfect for evenings on Alberta's trophy trout potholes. Jeff was inspired to tie the pattern while fishing a typical hot southern Alberta summer evening. Thunder storms with lots of dark cloud and lightning are a common sight. Jeff seen one boiling up, and the mix of black clouds, lightning and swirling winds culminated in this pattern, the Prairie Thunder.
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