Published Feb 20. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#51 - Miss Ena Martell

Tied by: David Mac Originated by: David Mac Hook: Martinek Carrie Stevens hook #1 10X Long Thread: Black Body: Tan floss Rib: Silver Mylar tinsel,...

#51 Miss Ena Martell - David Mac


Tied by: David Mac
Originated by: David Mac

Hook: Martinek Carrie Stevens hook #1 10X Long
Thread: Black
Body: Tan floss
Rib: Silver Mylar tinsel, size 10
Throat: Black hackle
Wing: Two tan saddle hackles flanked by two white saddle hackles
Shoulder: Argus Pheasant wing covert ( 3/4 hook legnth )
Eyes: Jungle cock

Notes: First commissioned in 1972 for Miss Eugenia ( Ena ) Martell for her trip to Grand Lake Stream, Maine. Ena provided David with the Argus wing coverts from birds that she raised and were the only feather that she requested be incorporated into the design. The stem was carefully crushed to allow it to move more freely when wet. Davids creation proved to be a great streamer for the land locked salmon that Grand Lake Stream is famous for.

David says:

I was fortunate to be at the camp during the same summer season and we caught beautiful fish every day using this basic brown/tan design along with wings of pale yellow, lemon yellow, celery, olive and dark green.


To substitute for the Argus used in the pattern, a natural guinea fowl feather with brown marker (paint) over the white dots may be used.

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Comments

Comment to #51 - Miss Ena Martell...

Dave, this is so beautiful. The Argus Pheasant wing just makes this fly stand out.

Comment to #51 - Miss Ena Martell...

David, this fly is outstanding. I also love the Argus Pheasant. The colors are so complimentary. The fly is masterfully tied. Bravo!

Comment to #51 - Miss Ena Martell...

Dave,
Great colors. Nicely tied.

Comment to #51 - Miss Ena Martell...

Beautiful fly Dave, I can imagine the other wing color combinations would work so well also.

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