Published Jun 2. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#41-2013 Strawberry Blonde

Strawberry Blonde - Kelly Lovelady Tied by: Kelly Lovelady Originated by: Mr. Homer Rhodes and Mr. Joe Brooks Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing,...

#41-2013 Strawberry Blonde - Kelly Lovelady #41-2013 Strawberry Blonde - Kelly Lovelady


Tied by: Kelly Lovelady
Originated by: Mr. Homer Rhodes and Mr. Joe Brooks
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Joseph Bates 1966, pg. 204-205

Hook: Mustad 34007
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Orange bucktail
Body: Gold flat tinsel
Wing: Red Bucktail
Head: Black

Notes: The Strawberry Blonde is one of the original six color variations of the infamous Brook's Blonde series. The pattern was developed by Mr. Homer Rhodes and popularized by Joe Brooks with his 6 color variations including the Platinum Blonde, Honey Blonde, Black Blonde, Argentine Blond, Pink Blonde and of course the Strawberry Blonde. Tied in smaller sizes (#2 and smaller), the flies are quite successful on freshwater quarry. The pattern is tied as a breather pattern, being that actions in the rod or currents give life to this simple pattern. The wing should be tied at about a 30 - 45 degree angle off the hook shank so that the movement of water over the hair produces some life.
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Comment to #41-2013 Strawberry Blonde tied by Kell...

Kelly. You outdid yourself with this one. Beautifully tied.

Comment to #41-2013 Strawberry Blonde tied by Kell...

This little guy would draw fish in from afar for sure , perfectly tied. Love it ...

Comment to #41-2013 Strawberry Blonde tied by Kell...

Kelly,
Very nice tie.

Comment to #41-2013 Strawberry Blonde tied by Kell...

very good beautiful pattern is seen very appetizing....good luck this season.!

Comment to #41-2013 Strawberry Blonde tied by Kell...

This one is a beauty Kelly

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