Published Oct 28. 2012 - 11 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#302 - Moosehead

Moosehead - Dave Lomasney (lake and streamer versions) Tied by: Dave Lomasney Moosehead Lake Fly popularized by Mary Orvis Maybury Hook: Partridge...

#302 Moosehead - Dave Lomasney (lake and streamer versions) #302 Moosehead - Dave Lomasney (lake and streamer versions)

Tied by: Dave Lomasney
Moosehead Lake Fly popularized by Mary Orvis Maybury

Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: White 6/0
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Claret floss
Rib: Gold flat tinsel
Belly: Orange bucktail
Throat: Orange schlappen
Wing: 4 claret hackles
Shoulder: Golden pheasant tippet with a small slip of bronze mallard
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black ostrich head and black thread

Notes: Dave has done wonderful work converting the Moosehead lake fly into a majestic and regal streamer. The Moosehead lake fly is a part of the Orvis display put together by Mary Orvis Maybury for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair which is currently on display at Orvis museum in Manchester Vermont. The pattern is not officially described in print, luckily Don Bastion has been collection information on the missing flies in the collection and provided Dave with the recipe and images of the original for reference. Dave has done a magnificent job of maintaining the original spirit of the Moosehead lake fly sporting a stately claret wing drawing from the wound hackle in the lake fly.


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Yourr STRMR looks good Dave!!! Where did you get that claret floss and wings? Petr

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I love the color scheme of this fly,a cracker Dave...

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Very nice tying there!!

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Great info amazing colors.

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Thanks everyone for the comments, I haven't tied one to fish,but it looks like it would be a killer fall patten around here!

Peter, I have had the claret spool of floss for over twenty years...just never used it until this fly. The hackles were given to me by a good friend.


Comment to #302 - Moosehead...

Thanx Dave for your explonation. I´ve never seen claret floss from UNI, just red, chinese red and wine red. Nice fly! Petr

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Love this conversion, Dave! Beautiful flies! I usually have claret hackle. If you need a little give me a holler.


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