January 2021 Meeting

The pattern for our January meeting will be the Thunder and Lightning. A wonderful Irish fly. It looks easy but it’s not. Nothing but bronze mallard over the wing.

Thunder & Lightning
Hook: Gaelic Supreme, Harrison Bartleet, blind eye 4/0
Tip:  X-fine oval silver tinsel
Tag:  Golden yellow floss
Tail: Golden pheasant crest with Indian crow sub as veiling
Butt: Black ostrich herl
Rib: Medium oval silver tinsel
Body: Black floss
Hackle: Fiery brown from second wrap of the rib
Throat: Jay (blue dyed guinea fowl substituted)
Wings: Married strips of yellow scarlet and blue dyed turkey tail: speckled bustard and golden pheasant tail with bronze mallard as roofing
Horns: Blue and gold macaw
Head: Black ostrich herl and black thread

Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning

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