Published Oct 4. 2012 - 11 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#278 - Rooster's Regret

Rooster's Regret - Marcelo Morales Tied by: Marcelo Morales Originated by: Carrie Stevens Source: Forgotten Flies, Schmookler & Sils (1999) Pg....

#278 Rooster's Regret - Marcelo Morales #278 Rooster's Regret - Marcelo Morales

Tied by: Marcelo Morales
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Forgotten Flies, Schmookler & Sils (1999) Pg. 372

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: White 6/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Red floss
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Black hackle fibers
Underwing: Silver pheasant crest
Wing: 4 yellow hackles
Shoulder: Mallard flank dyed red or red golden pheasant
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black (original had orange head with black band)

Notes: Carrie Stevens tied many streamers throughout her 25 years as a commercial fly tyer with many streamers being custom tied for customers. Some of these patterns were one off patterns, established regional standards and some were her own patterns with modifications. The Rooster's Regret falls into this last category, being a variation of the Morning Glory, coming from a private collection. The Morning Glory differs only in the throat, with the morning glory having blue added to the throat.

The Rooster's Regret moniker also has roots farther back in Maine's angling history. Alonzo Bacon, a guide from Grand Lake Stream, developed a pattern using long chicken feathers lashed to a bare hook. He christened his lure the Rooster's Regret. The crude pattern proved to be a successful lure for the land-locked salmon, trout, and bass of Northern Maine. The concept was modified, refined and adapted by fly tyers and guides through the years leading to the development of what we know as the feather-wing streamer.


Comment to #278 - Rooster's Regret...

first class

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Simply Stunning Marcelo...

Comment to #278 - Rooster's Regret...

Superb! Marcello, it is with great joy that I see you here on this great project.I have always been an admirer of your work.
Cheers, Joel

Comment to #278 - Rooster's Regret...

Stunning fly. The profile is dead on. Beautiful colors, and choice of materials.

Comment to #278 - Rooster's Regret...

Absolutely beautifully tied, Mr. Morales.

Comment to #278 - Rooster's Regret...

Beautiful Craftsmanship!


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