Published Apr 1. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#92 - Piscivore

Tied by: Darren MacEachern Originated by: Darren MacEachern Hook: Custom Don Ordes 6xl 1 14/0 shark hook Thread: Black FWN Tag: Silver flat tinsel...

#92 Piscivore - Darren MacEachern


Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Custom Don Ordes 6xl 1 14/0 shark hook
Thread: Black FWN
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Black wool
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: 2 peacock sword feathers tied
Wing: Feather are glued onto a foam template and layered white, yellow, orange and black.
Shoulder: Peacock eye feather
Topping: Peacock herl
Head: Black

Notes: Don had sent me this hook as well as a much larger hook which will require a much larger vise. The 14/0 just fit into the jaws of my Griffin Montana Mongoose and so I had not too much trouble tying this. The hard part was figuring out what to tie on this generously sized hook, and so not having any feathers that would create a suitable wing, I decided to build one. I'm pretty sure that the wing is functional as a fishing streamer, but I don't have a rod big enough to cast something like this. Chuck and duck redefined for me. Happy April 1st.

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Comments

Comment to #92 - Piscivore...

That is sure a pretty fly there Darren!

Comment to #92 - Piscivore...

Thanks Kelly. It's the biggest thing I've ever tied, and it was a fun challenge. If I had to do it again, I'd make a few changes, but I think this one was the funnest fly to tie.

Comment to #92 - Piscivore...

fantastic fly Darren a wee bit on the small side but a pound of lead should cast that out ok

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