This is an old school Sierra Special, Another Sierran variation of the Grey Ghost, this is the Brown Ghost, tied by Robert Broughton of Sparks, Nevada. You will find this pattern in some of the fly shops around the Eastern Sierra. It's a slightly simplified variation using a chenille body ribbed with Gold Wire. The underwing has been eliminated and the Golden Pheasant crest is replaced by a collar hackle that comes from the back of a Golden Pheasant and has many of the same colorations as the crest. The cheeks are simply grizzly dyed yellow saddle hackle tips.
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