The Ray Bergman Collection – 113) Fletcher

Ray Bergman Collection — By on September 9, 2011 3:12 pm

Tip: Silver tinsel
Tail: Scarlet, yellow, and guinea fowl married
Ribbing: None
Hackle: Grizzly tied palmer *
Body: Black floss
Wing: Light brown mottled turkey

* The hackle recipe in Trout calls for gray but the painting is clearly grizzly.
I really like the Fletcher; it is an unremarkable fly except for the three-part married tail, which makes this pattern extremely attractive and fun to tie.
The Fletcher is a good pattern for tiers in the early stages of learning to tie married tails to practice and work on. My reasoning is that once the tail is done, the rest of the fly is relatively easy.

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