Black Bear Red Butt – Salmon/Steelhead fly tying

A classic American hairwing salmon fly. This version is tied on a small double hook, using squirrel tail for wing. On large version i use bear, bucktail or fox hair. The combination of black, red and silver is highly visible even in small hook sizes. This fly holds it’s own against all the new and more funky flies that emerges every year. Works just as good on a single hook or a tube. Give it a try :0)

Black Bear Red Butt

Hook: Ahrex HR428 #10 double

Thread: Black

Tag: 2-3 turns of the rib

Butt: Fluo Red Floss Silk or synthetic sub.

Rib: Oval silver medium

Body: Black Floss Silk

Hackle: Black hen tied throat

Wing: Black Squirrel, bear, bucktail or fox

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