Hook: Mustad 3300 #7
Thread: White flat waxed nylon
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Tail: Red, white, & blue goose shoulder
Butt: Peacock hurl
Body: Blue metallic thread corded
Rib: 2 strands off holographic gold flat tinsel (the space between the butt and body was intentional)
Belly: White buck tail over red and blue Krystal Flash
Wing: Red buck tail
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
Notes: This is the second streamer in Tom’s series created to honor the brave members of the United States military. Tom ventured out of his comfort zone and decided to give the pattern a married goose tail of red, white and blue, the colors of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard has a number of roles including maritime homeland security, maritime law enforcement, search and rescue , marine environmental protection, and the maintenance of river, intracoastal and offshore aids to navigation.
“We owe our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines a debt of gratitude, and I thank you all for your service.”
Tom Fulton – I’m from northern California and am a self taught fly fisher and tier. I’ve fished all over the western U.S. I have a real love for small mountain streams, but cut my teeth on the wild trout of the lower Sacramento River.
The Art of the Fly
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