Deer Fly – Bob Smock

Deer Fly - tied by Bob Smock

Deer Fly – tied by Bob Smock

Materials list:
Hook: Mustad #94840 Size: 10, 12, 14, 16
Thread: Black, 6/0
Body: Peacock Herl
Wing: Grizzly Hen Hackle Tips, tied
down wing, delta style.
Hackle: Grizzly

Bob Smock (1927-2005) was an accomplished fly tyer from Grayling, Michigan. His mentor and fly tying teacher was Clarence Roberts. This fly was probably created by Bob between 1981 and 1986, when Bob owned the “Old Au Sable Sporting Goods” shop in Grayling, Michigan.   This fly was designed to imitate a deer fly.  It should be fished under cedar trees and under bridges, or any time deer flies are present. It could probably just as easily imitate a horse fly tied in larger sizes.

Bob designed another fly pattern that is much more popular named Smock’s Sulphur Dun.

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  1. Now I think that this is a really worthy fly and a stab at getting even with the little buggers.