'Skara Monger
Dressing

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Another fly tied specially for my very first trip to Orkney. The Skarra Monger was one of the few 'new' flies tied for the trip that actually earned its keep, catching on most lines on all the waters we fished. A nice little surpise was the fact that it likes bright sunshine, and seems to love the dreaded middle dropper position! One of my stand-out flies of the trip.

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Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170 size 10 or 12.

Rib: Gold wire.

Body: Rear half: Opal Mirage. Front Half: Seal's furmix: fluo orange and 'Orkney peach'.

Body Hackles: Rear: Fluo orange cock. Front: Grizzlehen dyed orange​​​.

Shoulder Hackle I: GP body feather dyed orange.

Shoulder Hackle II: GP body feather natural red.

Shoulder Hackle III: Grizzle hen dyed 'Silver Doctor blue.

Thread: 'Wine' UTC 70 denier.

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