Ray Bergman Collection – 171) Indian Rock

Ray Bergman Collection — By on February 28, 2012 12:02 pm

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Tail: Crimson quill sections over gray mallard *
Hackle: Crimson tied palmer
Ribbing: None
Body: Peacock herl
Wing: Gray mallard with crimson stripe

* The color plate painting of the Indian Rock shows a tail of gray mallard over crimson, reversed from the written recipe. I usually employ the use of goose shoulder for the crimson wing stripes.

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  1. Hugh Kelly says:

    I remember dipping for smelts at Indian Rock when I was very young in the early 1960’s. It’s not far from Oquossoc, ME and the whole village turned out. Beautiful fly.

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  2. Don Bastian says:

    Hi Hugh;
    Nice that you were there for that occasion! Carrie Stevens created a streamer named Indian Rock but it doesn’t appear to be a conversion of this wet fly. Thanks for your comment! Glad you like it!
    This wet fly pattern is most likely of Maine origin, even though there a location called Indian Rock in new York somewhere too.

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