Published Dec 29. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#364 - David Mac

David Mac - Kelly Lovelady Tied by: Kelly Lovelady Originated by: Kelly Lovelady Hook: Mustad L87 #2 Thread: White 8/0 Tail: Peacock sword Butt:...

#364 David Mac - Kelly Lovelady #364 David Mac - Kelly Lovelady


Tied by: Kelly Lovelady
Originated by: Kelly Lovelady

Hook: Mustad L87 #2
Thread: White 8/0
Tail: Peacock sword
Butt: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Copper flat tinsel on rear 3/5 and light blue floss on the front 2/5
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: Chartreuse schlappen or hackle
Wing: 2 olive hackles flanked by chartreuse hackles flanked by silver Dr. blue hackle
Shoulder: Lady Amherst pheasant gold tipped emerald body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Kelly made this fly for her friend David to enjoy. She had promised him that one day she would make a streamer after him. Since Kelly was new to tying this feather-wing streamers, she wanted to wait until her skills had developed before tackling the streamer. But, when she heard that David was ill, Kelly decided to get busy on the design. Armed with David's favorite colors, green and blue, Kelly started playing with the pattern. She had hoped to to send the streamer to David in order to raise his spirits, but wasn't aware of just how ill he had become. Kelly tied up several copies of the pattern and sent off the best of her work to David. He did get to see the fly. I bet it put a smile on his face. David passed away on October 15th, 2012 less than a year after a cancer diagnosis. He is missed and fondly remembered as a dear friend and fellow tyer of long flies.
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Comments

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Beautiful fly Kelly. I'm sure David loved it.

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Beautiful streamer Kelly,very original,just the way that David liked them.

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Great tribute and a beautiful fly, Kelly.

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Wonderful tribute, I am sure he is looking down and smiling!!!

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Kelly, I have commented on this fly before and my thoughts are still the same; it is one of the most elegant streamers I have ever seen. David would be honored.

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

nice tie Kelly, it photographs beautiful especially against that angle hair ;)

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Nice fly Kelly!

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Kelly this fly is beautiful and a great tribute to your friend ,i am glad David got to see it before he passed away.....

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Just a quick note because the next one will be 365. I've followed along and looked at each and every one and I want to thank you for them all. I appreciate the beauty of each one and the talent that it takes to tie them. If you do another Streamers 365, I'll be here right along with each post.

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Thank you all for the wonderful feedback. I feel like David would be very pleased. His love of fly tying was infectious. He was very helpful to me, when I started tying the long streamers. I sure miss him.

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Kelly,
Beautiful work !!! Great tribute...
David would have loved it...

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

there'll be another after that, this year was a leap year!!

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

harmonious well disposed material Kelly, I like this, and happy new year...

Comment to #364 - David Mac...

Really pretty streamer. It reminds me of the damsels in my aquarium.

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