Posts Tagged ‘Classic Wet’

The Ray Bergman Collection – 8) Allerton

The Ray Bergman Collection – 8) Allerton

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: Teal or barred wood duck * Hackle: Dark blue tied palmer ** Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Yellow floss Wing: Scarlet * Wood duck, not Mandarin, is actually listed for this pattern and some others despite the protected status of wood ducks at the time Trout was written (See introduction). The plate […]

The Ray Bergman Collection by Don Bastian

Classic Wet Flies Patterns from Ray Bergman’s Books: Trout, Just Fishing, and With Fly, Plug, and Bait Photos, flies, text, and updated recipes by Don Bastian This photographic collection of traditional wet fly patterns, recipes, and notes, when completed, will contain four-hundred eighty-three flies selected from Ray Bergman’s books. This number was determined by including […]

Hatches 2010: Traditional Wet Flies by Don Bastian

Hatches 2010: Traditional Wet Flies by Don Bastian

While making public fly tying appearances over the past twelve years, I have focused primarily on tying traditional wet flies. The patterns I tie are mostly selected from Ray Bergman’s Trout (1938), How to Tie Flies (1940) by E. C. Gregg, and Flies for Fish and Fishermen: The Wet Flies, (1989) by Helen Shaw. I […]

Ibis & White by John McCoy

Ibis & White by John McCoy

Modern fly tiers love to employ the “latest and greatest” materials and techniques in their patterns. If a material orbits Earth in the Space Shuttle, chances are it becomes fodder for the tier’s bench. If some famous angler starts hackling dry flies with pig bristles, chances are the local fly shop will soon sponsor a […]

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