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The Octopus - The finished Octopus.

The Octopus - The finished Octopus.

my Willie Gunn Bumble Muddler, size 6. Hope this will do the trick with spring salmon on Lough Beltra next month!

my Willie Gunn Bumble Muddler, size Hope this will do the trick with spring salmon on Lough Beltra next month!

Gibbs Striper. Accession No. 2010.035.010. Harold Gibbs Striper Bucktail: Originated in the 1940s, it was one of the first attempts at suggesting a specific forage fish, the silversides. Lacking non-tarnishing flash material, Gibbs, a keen observer of marine life, keyed on the bluish-whites tones cast by silversides in shallow water, and attempts replication with a combination of white (first capra hair, then buck tail wing) and blue (first a swan feather, later blue buck tail).

Museum Pieces: Five Go-To Streamers for Fall - Orvis News

Klympen on black - Lit from front and back with a reflector below

Klympen on black - Lit from front and back with a reflector below

Bucktail and Arctic fox - The left fly is tied with the traditional bucktail while the right one uses the softer and more voluminous Arctic fox

Bucktail and Arctic fox (picture) - The left fly is tied with the traditional bucktail while the right one uses the softer and more volumino.

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