Ray Bergman Collection – 167) Hudson

Ray Bergman Collection — By on February 28, 2012 11:45 am

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Tail: Green quill sections
Tail-tag: Orange floss
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Dark brown, almost black wool
Hackle: Orange
Wing: Light brown mottled turkey

Examination of the Trout color plate painting reveals a tail-tag as a short orange stub of floss topping the quill section tail. J. Edson Leonard, author of the book, Flies, correctly designates this component application, usually of floss or wool, as a tail-tag. A tag is always at the end of the body, underneath the tail, and a tip is at the end of the body, encircling (in front of) the tail.

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