Published Jan 6. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#6 - A.M. Bassador

Tied by: Monte Smith Originated by: Andrew Marshall Hook: VMC B-17, 10xl #2 Body: Pearl tubing, shreadded ends for the tail. Bind at the rear of the...

#6 A. M. Bassador - Monte Smith


Tied by: Monte Smith
Originated by: Andrew Marshall

Hook: VMC B-17, 10xl #2
Body: Pearl tubing, shreadded ends for the tail. Bind at the rear of the body with red thread.
Belly: Yellow then white bucktail, covered by a short golden pheasant crest.
Underwing: Yellow bucktail
Wing: 2 olive hackles flanked by grizzly hackle
Topping: Olive bucktail and a few peacock herls
Shoulder: Ringneck pheasant flank feather
Eyes: Small Jungle Cock
Throat: Red schlappen fibers
Head: Olive

Notes: There are not many streamers in the project designed specifically for bass, but I have no doubt that many of them would work wonderfully. Monte has tied up this beefy streamer on a VMC B-17 hook, one I had not seen before (check the hook reference for a profile). It has a similar profile to the Partridge C15, perhaps a bit more refined with a smoother lighter finish, and a heavy wire perfect for big bass.

My good friend Andrew Marshall provided me with this pattern a few years ago to fish for largemouth bass. It was unnamed, so I fixed that... with his blessing. He says it is a perch imitation. This is my interpretation of his original.
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Comment to #6 - A.M. Bassador...

I really love the colors in this fly, the wing, the red throat and the red tag on the body...Beautiful fly.

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This looks like it would be very productive..... I will be tying some of these

Comment to #6 - A.M. Bassador...

Wow Monte, you have done a splendid job on this pattern. Looks very nice here. Thank-you!

Fly fishing forever!

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