Posts Tagged ‘Red Floss’

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.

The Ray Bergman Collection – 102) Epting

The Ray Bergman Collection – 102) Epting

Tip: Red floss * Tail: Orange hackle fibers Ribbing: None Body: Yellow floss Hackle: Black Wing: Gray mallard * The tip is actually shown as a butt in the painting; like so many other flies the tip on the Epting could be correctly tied as either a tip or butt.

The Ray Bergman Collection – 71) Cheney

The Ray Bergman Collection – 71)	Cheney

Tip: None Tail: None Ribbing: Scarlet or red silk (floss) Body: Yellow floss Hackle: Yellow Wing: Slate

The Ray Bergman Collection – 59) Canada

The Ray Bergman Collection – 59)	Canada

Tip: None * Tail: Scarlet wool as a short tag Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Red floss Hackle: Red Wing: Mottled gray turkey * The written recipe for the Canada lists a tip of ‘scarlet tag’ but it is more accurately a tail. By standard definition this fly has no ‘tip.’

The Ray Bergman Collection – 2) Academy

The Ray Bergman Collection – 2) Academy

Tip: Red floss * Tail: Crimson hackle fibers Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Brown Wing: Claret Tips, Tags, and Butts * The red floss ‘tip’ on the Academy is actually positioned as a ‘butt’ in front of, and at the base of the tail in Dr. Burke’s painting. The Academy is the first of […]

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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