Published Aug 31. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#244 - Fire Fly

Fire Fly - Loretta Parent Tied by: Loretta Parent Originated by: Lewis Melanson Hook: Mustad 36890 #2 Thread: Black Tag: Oval gold tinsel Body: Red...

#244 Fire Fly - Loretta Parent #244 Fire Fly - Loretta Parent


Tied by: Loretta Parent
Originated by: Lewis Melanson

Hook: Mustad 36890 #2
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Body: Red floss
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Wing: 4 red hackles
Collar: A few turns of red hackle
Head: Black

Notes: The Fire Fly looks quite similar to a streak of flame slipping through the storied Atlantic salmon waters of the east coast. Louis Melanson was a WWII vet and served with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS). He was an active member of the Nepisiguit Salmon Association and spent many hours tying flies for friends, family and himself of course.
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Comment to #244 - Fire Fly...

Loretta, it is beautiful!

Comment to #244 - Fire Fly...

Very nice.
You talk about a streamer getting attention.

Comment to #244 - Fire Fly...

Very nice loretta,i had to put on the sunglasses to get a good look at it !.A real attention grabber.Well done..

Comment to #244 - Fire Fly...

Thank you Jim,

This fly was selected for this project for a couple of reasons.

I found the color stunning and very simplistic.

I also selected this because Louis Melanson and I both take pleasure in tying flies for others and our own personal use. Thank you for your comment it is greatly appreciated.

Comment to #244 - Fire Fly...

Thank you Alan this pattern is very eye catching and very simplistic as well.

Comment to #244 - Fire Fly...

Thank you Kelly. I am very pleased with the response to this fly and am glad I decided upon submitting it for this project.

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