Posts Tagged ‘Ray Bergman’

Ray Bergman Collection – 143) Gray Drake

Ray Bergman Collection – 143) Gray Drake

Tag: None Tail: Gray mallard Ribbing: Black floss Body: White floss Hackle: Gray Wing: Gray mallard * The Gray Drake dry fly is on Trout Plate No. 14. Teal is listed for the wing and tail and the hackle is light grizzly.

Ray Bergman Collection – 142) Gravel Bed

Ray Bergman Collection – 142) Gravel Bed

Tag: Gold tinsel Tail: None Ribbing: None Body: Dark slate floss Hackle: Black Wing: Black

Ray Bergman Collection – 141) Grackle

Ray Bergman Collection – 141) Grackle

Tag: None Tail: Dark scarlet Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Black Wing: Dark scarlet

Ray Bergman Collection – 140) Governor Alvord

Ray Bergman Collection – 140) Governor Alvord

Tag: None Tail: Dark scarlet Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl * Hackle: Brown Wing: Slate married to cinnamon * * The Governor Alvord has the unique status of being the only peacock herl-bodied fly in all of Ray Bergman’s books with a married wing. When two colors are listed for a married wing as on […]

Ray Bergman Collection – 139) Governor

Ray Bergman Collection – 139) Governor

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 […]

Ray Bergman Collection – 138) Grouse Spider

Ray Bergman Collection – 138) Grouse Spider

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: Scarlet quill sections Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Orange floss or chenille Hackle: Grouse * Wing: None *When grouse is listed in wet fly patterns it commonly refers to English Grouse; a dark brown feather with light brown mottled markings. The fly in this photo has a hackle of brown partridge.

Ray Bergman Collection – 137) Gray Marlow

Ray Bergman Collection – 137) Gray Marlow

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: None Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Red floss or wool Hackle: Grizzly Wing: None The Gray Marlow is very close to a soft-hackle wet called the Gray-Hackle Red. And there are others such as the Gray-Hackle Yellow, Gray-Hackle Peacock, and so on.

Ray Bergman Collection – 136) Grannom

Ray Bergman Collection – 136) Grannom

Tip: None Tail: Brown hackle fibers * Butt: Peacock herl * Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Pale yellow wool Hackle: Brown Wing: Light brown mottled turkey * There is no tail listed on the recipe but it is on the painting. The peacock herl butt was originally listed under ‘tip.’

Ray Bergman Collection – 135) Gosling

Ray Bergman Collection – 135) Gosling

Tip: None Tail: Gray hackle fibers * Ribbing: None Body: Green floss Hackle: Gray Wing: Light slate * The written recipe listing for a gray tail is clearly missing on the color plate fly painting. The Gosling in this photo was tied according to the written recipe.

Ray Bergman Collection – 134) Golden Spinner

Ray Bergman Collection – 134) Golden Spinner

Tip: None Tail: None Butt: Peacock herl * Ribbing: None Body: Pale yellow floss Hackle: Brown Wing: Light slate * Another fly with a peacock herl butt. Incidentally, the best peacock herl butts are made from the peacock barbs up close to the eye where the fibers, also called barbules, are longer and possess more […]

Ray Bergman Collection – 133) Golden Rod

Ray Bergman Collection – 133) Golden Rod

Tip: None * Tail: Crimson quill sections Butt: Peacock herl * Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Orange floss Hackle: Orange Wing: Jungle cock eye * The peacock herl butt is listed under ‘tip’ in the written recipes. There is no tip on the Golden Rod but I believe the appearance of this fly could be enhanced […]

Ray Bergman Collection – 132) Golden Pheasant

Ray Bergman Collection – 132) Golden Pheasant

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: Black hackle fibers * Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Orange floss Hackle: Black Wing: Golden pheasant tippet, back-to-back * I have tied this fly using black quill sections instead of fibers for the tail; though a personal choice, it produces a sharper appearance and profile.

Ray Bergman Collection – 131) Golden Ibis

Ray Bergman Collection – 131) Golden Ibis

Tip: None Tail: Scarlet quill sections Ribbing: None Body: Gold tinsel Hackle: Scarlet Wing: Scarlet

Meeting Don Bastian- by Scott Bleiler

Meeting Don Bastian- by Scott Bleiler

If you like wet flies like I do, you will of course have read the ‘fly fishing bible’, Ray Berman’s masterpiece, Trout. The book is a timeless classic, drenched in the lore and nostalgia of fly fishing. I’m 34 and tied my first wet fly in 2008. I never saw these things for sale in […]

Ray Bergman Collection – 130) Golden Dun Midge

Ray Bergman Collection – 130) Golden Dun Midge

Tip: None Tail: Gray hackle fibers * Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Pale green floss Hackle: Gray * Wing: Light slate * The tail and hackle listings are as originally written but color plate examination clearly indicates grizzly. Either is acceptable for pattern correctness.

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