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Black Whistler

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Hook: Short shank, wide gape, #2/0 – #6/0.
Thread: #3/0, black.
Eyes: Medium to large bead chain, silver.
Lead: 8 – 12 wraps of 0.5mm lead, directly behind the eyes, secured with Superglue.
Tail: Black bucktail with sparse black Krystal Flash.
Wing: 4 to 6 black saddlehackles (2 or 3 on each side), curving outwards with 8 – 12 long peacock herls over the top.
Throat: Chenille, black.
Collar: Black marabou finished with a black hackle behind the eyes.

 

For the full text featuring this fly, refer to the September 2003 issue.

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