Mr. Ronn Lucas Sr. has been busy at the bench adding to his pure awesome salmon flies. I’ve included his comments on each. To see even more of Ronn’s flies visit his website. Do you like the Blues? I bet you’ll like these.
I call this one Big Joe Williams and it’s another BIG fly at 12/0! The glass bead on it was broken so I did a little reshaping and this is the result. A little Valesque? The hackle including the white collar is Kori. The hackle is a pretty large feather that I stripped from the shaft. It would have been good for maybe 3 or 4/0 married wings. I like Kori hackles. Gotta be on big hooks though cause they have pretty “husky” barbs. The tail is three colours of Polar Bear……..looks much better in hand.
I call this one Jailhouse Blues after the song as the same name.
Here’s one I call Peach Tree Blues after the song of the same name. The wing and hackle are Moluccan Cockatoo. The wing is a wonderful soft peach colour at the base fading to white at the tip. The hackle is a crest that I stripped one side off. It was a left side hackle so I had to counter wrap it so the ribs don’t match the tag. In hindsight, I should have done the tag ribs the same as the body. Oh well, it is what it is.
I call this fly Ann Cole after the blues singer.
I call this one Memphis Slim. It’s another big one.
Another recent fly I call Irma Thomas. It’s another large fly, a Kelson #1 short which is a easy 11/0/12/0 and 3 3/4″ long not including the tail. The hackle is Kori Bustard. The wing is some kind of Bustard I think that came in a huge box of mixed feathers years ago. Underwing coverts. Tail is two Temminick Tragopan crest feathers.
Another recent fly. I call this one Drop Down Mama after the song of the same name. Hook is 6/0.
This fly I call Billy Ray Charles. It is smaller than some of my recent flies at about 5/0. And the hook is forged.
Ok, here’s a not so simple one and not so small at 6″ long NOT including the tail! The hook is massive, a #1 Kelson, a honest 11/0 or even a 12/0! Enough materials on this for a couple dozen 3/0’s! ha ha ha The wing is a Kori Bustard underwing covert and the throat is an underwing covert from a Demoiselle crane. Tail is Bird of Paradise. Horns are Peccary.