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Black Bear

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Al Knudson originated this pattern in the early 1950s while he was residing in Everett, Washington. The original pattern has black bear hair for the wing.

Hooks - Single salmon

Thread - Black

Tail - Black and crimson red hackle barbs mixed

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Black chenille

Hackle - Black and crimson red tied on as a collar mixed and tied back and down

Wing - Black calf tail tied over the body

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson
 

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Black Bear

Steelhead

Al Knudson originated this pattern in the early 1950s while he was residing in Everett, Washington. The original pattern has black bear hair for the wing.

Hooks - Single salmon

Thread - Black

Tail - Black and crimson red hackle barbs mixed

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Black chenille

Hackle - Black and crimson red tied on as a collar mixed and tied back and down

Wing - Black calf tail tied over the body

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson



Black Bear

Steelhead

Al Knudson originated this pattern in the early 1950s while he was residing in Everett, Washington. The original pattern has black bear hair for the wing.

Hooks - Single salmon

Thread - Black

Tail - Black and crimson red hackle barbs mixed

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Black chenille

Hackle - Black and crimson red tied on as a collar mixed and tied back and down

Wing - Black calf tail tied over the body

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson
Would look good with any colour hackle
 
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