More flies by Geert Werbrouck

Geert outlines each of these patterns. Cool stuff!

Bo Peep

Bo Peep

 

The “BO PEEP” coming out of the book : ‘THE SALMON FLY’ (1895) – George KELSON …but the pattern was previously given by Kelson  in ‘The Land and Water’ weekly journal (third series of 21) on the 9th of April 1886

A fly also tied really small…this for reasons the materials…I tied her as YOU could see on a one inch antique double hook

tip/tag : silver twist
tail : three toucan and two small chatterer back to back
butt : black ostrich
body : in three equal sections of extra fine oval silver tinsel with first section veiled with toucan above and below followed by black herl and second veiled with Indian crow above and below followed  by black herl
throat : double chatterer feathers back to back on off and on near side
main wing : ibis and red macaw in fibers and three toppings over all
horns : amherst pheasant
head : black ostrich

on off and near side…are Kelson’s exact words in his listing for the throat

Lower Blackwater

Lower Blackwater

“LOWER BLACKWATER n° 3″…coming out of : ‘THE BOOK OF THE SALMON’ (1850) – Edward FITZGIBBON (EPHEMERA was his writing name)

A fly for the Irish river Blackwater…tied on not such a big hooks in general (as a lot of the Irish flies)…ah tied her for the forum in ‘duo’ me think (even more a wet fly version)

tip/tag : golden yellow (no tinsel)
tail : sprigs of mallard and GP tippet
butt : grey fur
body : light brown-olive pig’s wool
ribs : gold tinsel
hackle : light brown-olive
main wing : mixed fibers of golden pheasant tail and breast feathers, mallard, and brown Turkey
horns : blue macaw
head : blue or deep red mohair

Butcher

Butcher

The : “BUTCHER” …coming out the book : ‘THE SALMON FLY’ (1895) – George KELSON…but also this pattern was previously given by Kelson in ‘The Land and Water’ weekly journal (third series of 21) on the 9th of April 1886

hook I used here was a Ronn LUCAS hook  4/0 (I think a Brittania but it can also be a Jock Scott Stout)

tip/tag : silver twist and yellow silk
tail : a topping, teal and powdered blue macaw
butt : black ostrich
body : in four equal sections of seal’s fur : light red-claret, light blue, dark red-claret and dark blue
ribs : flat silver tinsel and silver lace
hackle : black from the light red-claret seal’s fur
throat : yellow and gallinea
main wing : a tippet and golden pheasant breast feathers back to back veiled with teal, golden pheasant tail, gallinea, bustard, peacock wing, parrot, and swan dyed yellow with mallard above
cheeks : chatterer
horns : blue macaw
head : black ostrich herl

Heggeli

Heggeli

The : “HEGGELI”…a Norwegian pattern …more a sea-trout pattern than a salmon pattern …it’s a pattern’ born in the 60 sixties (so only a mere 50 years old)…a well known pattern in Norway…who’s nowadays also tied with ‘hair’ instead of the brown mallard for the wing… ………..I tied a ‘duo’ …one on a double hook  and one on a bronze single hook …also this pattern is a small pattern (in view the limited length of the brown mallard as the main wing)

tip/tag : extra fine silver oval
tail : golden pheasant tippets
butt : no butt
body : flat silver tinsel
ribs : medium oval silver tinsel
hackle : none
throat : brown(ish)
main wing : brown mallard
sides : jungle cock feathers
head : black varnish

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