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Polar Down

Presented by Jurij Shumakov

Polar Down
Originator: Alexandr Ryzhkov
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Butt: Glow-Bright fluorescent lime green floss
Body: 1/4 rear black floss, 3/4 front orange floss
Rib: Thin silver fiat tinsel
Wing: Under 15 to 17 strips of pearl flashabou, following bunch of elk head, hair (substitution: reindeer)
Head: Black
Polar Down
This is an extremely good and quite original local fly pattern for Umba River and its tributaries. Mostly used as summer or early autumn pattern tied on hooks N 6-8. Tied according and by permission of inventor: Alexandr Ryzhkov from Kola town Polar Downs. There are a few variants of this fly including on tubes. The fly was most successful fishing in "throats" or "tails" of pools.

© Text, Jurij Shumakov, 2000
© Photo, Lennart Delin, 2000


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