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Golden Tippet Fly Co.



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The Garry Salmon Fly in size #4 is a venerable and versatile pattern that commands respect among salmon anglers for its rich history and proven effectiveness. Originating from the storied rivers of Scotland, this fly has a heritage steeped in angling tradition and has been adapted to suit a variety of fishing conditions worldwide.

Crafted on a strong, sharp size #4 hook, the Garry is perfectly sized for targeting salmon in both large and medium-sized rivers. The hook's gauge is robust enough to withstand the powerful runs and acrobatic leaps of aggressive salmon, while its keen point ensures reliable penetration upon the strike.

The sunny hues of the Garry stand out against darker waters, acting as a beacon to curious salmon. The floss body is segmented with oval silver tinsel, lending a touch of elegance and flash that mimics the natural segmentation of prey and adds an enticing sparkle.

Atop the body sits the wing, a defining feature of the Garry Fly. The wing is composed of a mix of red and yellow bucktail. This creates a multi-tonal effect that captures and reflects light in a manner reminiscent of the shimmering scales of small fish—a key trigger for predatory salmon.

Encircling the shank just below the wing is a collar of hackle, in a bluish hue. These hackle fibers are not just decorative; they serve to simulate life, undulating with every current and twitch to suggest the movements of aquatic insects or small fish. The hackle also contributes to the fly's silhouette, making it appear larger and more substantial in the water.

The head of the fly is neatly finished with black thread, forming a stark contrast that accentuates the bright colors of the body and wing. It is then coated with several layers of clear varnish, which not only secures the fly's components but also adds a glossy sheen that can catch light and draw further attention.

The size #4 Garry Salmon Fly is a favorite among anglers especially during overcast days when its vibrant colors can provide just the right amount of contrast and visibility to provoke a strike. Its balanced proportions make it an excellent choice for various casting techniques, whether you're delicately presenting it on a floating line or swinging it deep on a sink-tip. This fly has stood the test of time and continues to be a go-to pattern for those seeking the thrill of hooking into the king of freshwater game fish—the mighty salmon.

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