Published Apr 28. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#119 - Bolshevik

Tied by: Monte Smith Originated by: Fred B. Fowler Source: Forgotten Flies, Schmookler & Sils (1999), Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Bates (1966)...

#119 Bolshevik - Monte Smith


Tied by: Monte Smith
Originated by: Fred B. Fowler
Source: Forgotten Flies, Schmookler & Sils (1999),
Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Bates (1966) Pg 234-235

Hook: Mustad-Chestertown #3298m #8
Eye: Silk gut
Tail: Golden yellow hackle tip
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: Light brown (tan) bucktail
Wing: 2 red saddle hackles flanked ginger furnace hackles with a dark pronounced stripe
Eyes: Jungle Cock
Head: Black

Notes: The patterns was originated by Fred B Fowler of Maine is 1925. There are several variations of the fly, 3 of these are included in the streamer library at the end of Forgotten Flies.

As a long time Russian history buff, I always wanted to tie this fly. I think this particular "unique" hook lends itself to sleek classic feather-wing patterns.


The fly is said to be great for targeting late season landlocked salmon, brook trout and lake trout.
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