Published Nov 21. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#86-2013 William's Fancy

William's Fancy by Jesse Samson Tied by: Jesse Samson Originated by: Jesse Samson William's Fancy Fly Recipe Hook: 6xl streamer hook #2-#12 Thread:...

#86-2013 William's Fancy by Jesse Samson #86-2013 William's Fancy by Jesse Samson


Tied by: Jesse Samson
Originated by: Jesse Samson

William's Fancy Fly Recipe


Hook: 6xl streamer hook #2-#12
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Copper flat tinsel
Butt: Peacock herl dyed orange
Body: Orange yarn or floss
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: Badger dyed orange hackle fibers
Wing: Orange bucktail under black bucktail
Head: Black

Notes: Orange and black has been a proven colour combination for luring the east coast's Atlantic salmon and sea run trout to the angler's line. Jesse developed the streamer specifically for Nova Scotia's wild salmonids, but there is no reservation about the success the fly will find beyond the Maritime province's borders. The fly was named after Jesse's son William who seemed drawn to the fly while being assembled in the clasp of the vise. The black and orange colours will find the most success fished in the fall months.
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