Battle Creek Special

The Battle Creek Special Fly Pattern

Here is another uniquely Alaska pattern from the gang at Alaska Fly Fishers. It’s said to be a popular pattern meant to act much like the more popular Flesh Fly in that it represents decaying loosened flesh from salmon who have already met their demise. You can also use a standard black Japanned hook to tie up this fly. It’s recommended by guides as a must bring fly along with the usual suspects.

Material List for the Battle Creek Special – Click here for the step by step tutorial

Thread: 6/0 or 3/0 white
Hook: #4-10 3X long streamer
Lead: .025 or .030 Tail: Marabou, white
Body: Chenille, shell pink
Body Hackle: Saddle, white
Collar: Saddle hackle, orange

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~ by Darren M on June 18, 2008.

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