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Platte River Special
Post 14 Mar 2021, 10:39 • #1 
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Platte River Special with a few modifications: Daiichi 2051 hook, orange tubing (a la Charlie Craven), and jungle cock (just because it looks good) ;)


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Re: Platte River Special
Post 14 Mar 2021, 12:58 • #2 
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Cool fly. Here's a photo of Bob Jacklin's version. Somewhere in one of his slideshows is a photo of him releasing an 8lb brown on the Yellowstone, he caught with one.
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Yellow flies are popular on Montana's Big Hole river too, with patterns including the Yellow Yummie and Lyle's Special.


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Re: Platte River Special
Post 14 Mar 2021, 13:38 • #3 
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Nice tie! I usually fish the soft hackle version. Jungle cock is a nice touch!

Edit: you guys inspired me to tie one of my own. I thought an intruder-style rig would fit this pattern well.



I can already picture angry browns smashing this fly come fall!


Last edited by CO Glass Guy on 16 Mar 2021, 22:01, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Platte River Special
Post 16 Mar 2021, 06:01 • #4 
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Thanks guys! This is another cool pattern with a lot of yellow - and a lot of movement from all the marabou, the Platte River Spider.



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Re: Platte River Special
Post 16 Mar 2021, 12:06 • #5 
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Nice ties, Robert! I might need to tie a black or gray version of the Platte River Spider for our river bass here in Georgia. Looks very fishy.


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