Published Dec 5. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#340 - Watson Fancy

Watson Fancy - Dave Lomasney Tied by: Dave Lomasney Originated by: Donald Watson Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #2 Thread: White 6/0 Tag: Gold...

#340 Watson Fancy - Dave Lomasney #340 Watson Fancy - Dave Lomasney


Tied by: Dave Lomasney
Originated by: Donald Watson

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #2
Thread: White 6/0
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Body: Black floss on rear half and red on the front half
Rib: Gold flat tinsel
Throat: Black schlappen
Wing: 4 black hackles
Head: Black

Notes: The Watson's Fancy is a beautiful classic wet fly, but Dave's conversion is equally stunning. The wet fly was developed by Scottish angler Donald Watson with the intention of chasing the sea trout and legendary brown trout of Scotland and Ireland. The pattern exists in several versions originating from different sources. Dave's source is Ray Bergman's 'Trout' which features the red positioned in the front and the golden pheasant tippet tail. The other strong lineage in the pattern reverses the body colours with black up front, and rather than a golden pheasant tippet, the crest or yellow hackle fibers is placed at the tail.
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Comment to #340 - Watson Fancy...

Verrry nice

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That's a beauty, Dave.

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LOVE IT!

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The original wet fly, is most often seen dressed with jungle cock cheeks & a seals fur body as well as several other differences. The cheeks were thought to have added to it's "killing" abilities by quite a bit in most cases. I don't know if it would make a difference on this version though.

arkle

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Thanks for the extra insight. I was thinking it would look cool with some JC in the eye.

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Very sleek and classy.

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An exceptional looking streamer Dave....

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