#4-2013 – Green Highlander Hairwing Conversion by Damian Lee Welsh

#4-2013 Green Highlander Hairwing Conversion - Damian Lee Welsh

#4-2013 Green Highlander Hairwing Conversion – Damian Lee Welsh

Tied by: Damian Lee Welsh
Originated by: Major Grant

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: White 8/0
Tip: Silver oval tinsel
Tag: Yellow floss
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Tail Veiling: Barred wood duck slips
Butt: Black ostrich herl
Body: Yellow floss and green floss
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: Light green bucktail
Throat: Chartreuse schlappen then yellow schlappen
Wing: Yellow, chartreuse, orange and black polar bear hair
Shoulder: Dark green hackle then silver pheasant body
Eye: Jungle cock nail, long
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
Head: Black

Notes: The origins of the Green Highlander reach back into the late 1800’s. It is believed that Major Grant developed the Green Highlander based on a pattern called the Highlander which did not contain green. The Green Highlander is one of a few green salmon flies, but has managed to stay current in the angler lexicon for over 100 year. The fly can be found in endless variations with steelhead and tubes being a favorite medium for the pattern to be tied in. Damian has created a streamer which ties in many of the iconic features of the Green Highlander. True to form, the pattern contains the duo-tone body and hallmark green and yellow though out.

Damian Lee Welsh Damian Welsh – Damian Lee Welsh has been tying flies and fly fishing since the age of twelve, introduced to both by his late Grandfather Lee Bushell. Over the past six years, he has become internationally known for his Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies.
Classic Salmon Flies
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2 Responses to #4-2013 – Green Highlander Hairwing Conversion by Damian Lee Welsh

  1. Blake says:

    chartreuse and yellow popping color combinations, lovely

  2. Jim Bennett says:

    Very nice fly Damian…

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