This shad fly is part of The Pfeiffer Collection.
This is the first of eleven California shad flies in the collection originally found in the booklet How to Catch, Bone and Cook a Shad produced by the California Department of Fish and Game.
California Shad Fly #1 Pattern:
Hook: Size 6
Thread: Black Danville’s Flat Waxed Nylon
Tail: Orange Saddle Hackle Fibers
Body: Silver Tinsel
Throat: Orange Saddle Hackle Fibers (tied in at the throat wet fly style)
Wing: Tan Kip Tail