FLAMETHROWER

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - SALMON LESSONS -

Dun­can Egan’s Flamethrower has stood the test of time. It has no tail like other Shrimp pat­terns, in­stead a long wing oc­cu­pies the mid­dle of the shank and is tied over quite a large body hackle. As a re­sult, the fly tends to push more wa­ter and work slightly dif­fer­ently to other Shrimp pat­terns. Flamethrow­ers tend to “wave” more than wig­gle in a cur­rent and I pre­fer to fish them in fast rather than slow wa­ter. The look of the fly (and its hook­ing po­ten­tial) is im­proved if it’s tied on a hook with a slightly curved shank. Orig­i­nally yel­low, or­ange and red, its out­stand­ing fea­ture is a lovely Mi­rage tin­sel head that glows in the wa­ter. A num­ber of vari­a­tions have be­come fa­mous, in­clud­ing the Kin­er­mony Killer, Black Bear and Junc­tion Flamethrower.

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