Ray Bergman Collection – 139) Governor

Ray Bergman Collection — By on February 2, 2012 12:14 pm

Tip: Scarlet floss
Tail: None
Ribbing: None
Body: Peacock herl
Hackle: Brown
Wing: Dark brown mottled turkey

The Governor was a popular local pattern in my home region of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. I had in them in my fly box when I was in high school. It is a good dark pattern, and the peacock herl body most likely has something to do with that. It was also a favored night fly for brown trout fishing; for that we tied and fished them mostly in sizes #2 and #4.

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