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This is a standard "must have" in my box whenever I'm lucky enough to head out. I tie each one a little different and the color combos are endless.

Set up your tube:


Tie on your chenille but


Add a touch of weight:


UV polar chenille:


Sparse marabou (only a few turns):


Lady Amherst:


Contrasting marabou colors wound together (only a few turns):


Finished product with a schlappen hackle and inner tubing:


Hatchery steel:
 

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Very nice, if you have those in a few different colors, you really dont need anything else for a steelhead or salmon...
 

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Well done. Love the fly and your SBS is great. Very clear and easy to follow.
 

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Killer tube. I love the Amherst between the sparse marabou. The polar chenille is a nice touch too.
 

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If I tie something like this I make sure I have some polar chenille, I've never seen a synthetic that looks like that stuff does in the water, keeps a good profile too! Good sbs and thanks for sharing!
 

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Thanks guys. I tie a pretty diverse range of flies, from skaters to intruders, but go primarily with marabou and UV polar chenille in the winter. As you've mentioned there's something oddly fishy about that synthetic polar chenille. It's wild stuff. Orange, pink, and the clear are my staples.

Take care.
 
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