Ray Bergman Collection – 186) Kamaloff

Ray Bergman Collection — By on March 29, 2012 10:14 am

Tag: None
Tail: Brown mallard
Tail-tag: Red floss
Tip: None
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Yellow wool
Hackle: Grizzly “barred rock”
Wing: Light brown mottled turkey or Bittern

These tag, tip, tail, and tail-tag corrections for the Kamaloff and other patterns in this collection defer to the accurate explanations given in the book, Flies (1950), by J. Edson Leonard. The color plate paintings in Trout, which I believe, considering the fact that Dr. Edgar Burke measured bird feathers with calipers so that he could get the proportions correct when he painted upland game birds and waterfowl, translate to accurate renditions of his fly paintings, which were always painted from actual samples.

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  1. mferraguti says:

    What size hooks?

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  2. Don Bastian says:

    Hi mferraguti;

    Sorry I didn’t catch your comment sooner. As I noted to another question, I don’t get a comment feed on this project. The hooks used in tying these patterns were all size #6 Mustad 3399, vintage (pre-signature series) wet fly hooks. This tying project was a double-duty effort; the flies were photographed for Hatches and then mounted in the color plate configuration in a complete set of ten frames. they are presently in the possession of a private individual. Thanks for your interest!

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