Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Tag: Gold embossed tinsel
Body: Black wool
Rib: Gold embossed tinsel
Throat: Dark grizzly hen saddle
Wing: 2 orange hackles flanked by black hackle
Shoulder: Dark grizzly hen saddle
Eyes: Jungle cock
Notes: I had been tying a lot of salmon tube flies using dark patterns with orange. Most of these were destined for Scandinavia for Atlantic salmon, and I quite enjoyed the dark blending with the orange. The colors led to the name of the fly, coming from the Philadelphia Flyers nickname circa 1972-1978. After the Flyers had shed their reputation of being an easy mark via the expansion, they earned the brutal nickname. This was a turning point for the team and they went on to win back to back Stanley Cups in 74 and 75.
Darren MacEachern – Darren has been fishing from the age of 4 all across Canada. He started on the east coast in Prince Edward Island before moving west to the banks of the Bow River in Calgary Alberta. He now resides just outside of Toronto, fishing the Great Lakes and the fine tributary waters around.
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