Published Aug 2. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#215 - Black Widow

Tied by: Jon Harrang Originated by: Jon Harrang Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek/Carrie Stevens streamer hook size 2, 8XL Body: Red mylar Rib: Oval...

#215 Black Widow - Jon Harrang


Tied by: Jon Harrang
Originated by: Jon Harrang

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek/Carrie Stevens streamer hook size 2, 8XL
Body: Red mylar
Rib: Oval red tinsel, small
Belly: A small bunch of red bucktail followed by a larger bunch of dyed black bucktail
Underwing: 2 large golden pheasant crests, dyed bright red
Wing: Tied in as 2 separate units with shoulders, with each side consisting of 2 black saddle hackles
Shoulder: Mallard flank feather dyed black
Eyes: Jungle Cock
Throat: Black schlappen fibers with small golden pheasant crest dyed bright red at front
Head: Black Benecchi 12/0

Notes: This is a striking dark pattern contrasted by the brilliant red dyed golden pheasant crests. In addition to trolling this on a deep eastern lake, I would also throw it into some of the chilled western rivers for the winter run steelhead.
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Comment to #215 - Black Widow...

beautiful flow and proportions...very well done, great use of texture

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Outstanding fly all the way around.

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Beutiful fly in killer colour combination...

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