Atlantic Salmon Fly:
The Green Highlander is a truly classic Atlantic Salmon fly that's been around for many
years. It's still popular because it still produces a lot of fish. Today's version uses hair for
the wing rather than the feathers of the exotic birds that the original pattern used. This
same method has been used to update and improve many of the old classic salmon flies.
The original Highlander fly pattern was designed during the late 19th century by Mr.
Grant of Wester, Elchies. The original version was called the Highlander. The Green
Highlander was developed much later and was one of a very few green flies used for
As with almost all the old Atlantic Salmon flies, the Green Highlander was tested on the
Atlantic Salmon streams of the Eastern United States and Canada and has proven to be
very effective. It works great for low, clear water.
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