Published Apr 17. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#108 - Black Moose

Tied by: Dave Lomasney Originated by: Unknown Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #2 Thread: Black 6/0 Tag: Flat silver tinsel Tail: Green quill...

#108 Black Moose - Dave Lomasney


Tied by: Dave Lomasney
Originated by: Unknown

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #2
Thread: Black 6/0
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail: Green quill (goose or duck)
Body: Black floss
Throat: Purple hackle fibers then black hackle fibers
Wing: 4 dark purple hackles
Shoulder: Guineafowl body feather
Eye: Jungle cock (optional)
Head: Black

Notes: Dave's Black Moose Fin is another wet fly conversion. The original pattern featured a married wing of purple quill over guineafowl . Dave did an impressive job keeping the spirit of the original in the conversion, keeping the purple (almost black here) in the wing and moving the guineafowl to the shoulder. Interestingly enough, the wet version of the Black Moose does not have a hackle listed in the dressing. An interesting thing to note as only a couple of the 500+ wet flies comprised by Ray Bergman's Trout do not have hackle.

Black Moose - Image courtesy of Don Bastian


Black Moose Wet Fly (unknown originator)
Tip: Silver tinsel
Tail: Green hackle fibers
Ribbing: None
Body: Black floss
Wing: Guineafowl and purple married
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Comments

Comment to #108 - Black Moose...

You know I've been following along all year, so I thought I'd pass this along. If I mentioned it previously please disregard this as we Geezers tend to forget things.
Dave Bargeron from Blood Sweat & Tears has a book coming out called Jazz Flies. Here's the link to his site.

http://www.davebargeron.com/jazzflies.htm

Kind of fits in with what you're doing.

Mark

Comment to #108 - Black Moose...

Dave, great job on both flies. Good looking heads.

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