THE GOLDEN VICE FLY - Fly of the week - November 1, 2010
THE GOLDEN VICE FLY
A few weeks ago I was just tying up some flies to no particular pattern and ended up with this fly. At the time I just wanted to use up some of my golden pheasant feathers. I?m sure every fly tier ends up buying a golden pheasant skin at some point, but then realises there are not a lot of dressings that call for it.
Jeff Hamm's "Golden Vice Fly
I love pheasant capes, Ring-neck, Golden, Almond.... there each breed of bird have something in common, yet the coloration and patterns of the various hackle on a cape, give a fly tier a endless choice of beautiful hackle. Last time I looked there still are no fly pattern police to say a person cannot modify an pattern using any materials not called for in the Original Patterns Material List.
I really enjoyed reading that Jeff just want to tie some flies using Golden Pheasant Cape hackle, that is good enough reason as any to sit down at the bench and dress some hooks.
This is Jeff Hamm's 6th contribution to FAOL's "Fly Of The Week", and as usual it is a winner.
I remember a remark by the late Jack Gartside, who said that there is a use for every feather on a pheasant. It is up the the individual dresser of fly patterns to come up with a idea, and then carry it through to completion.
I do not normally name my attempts at the vise, using miscellaneous materials, I just fish them and see if the fish like them.
I am a "Completely Outside the Box" type person! I am currently thinking about updating the 1895 Dry Fly Pattern credit to F. M. Halford with a revised of materials for the "Golden Ribbed Hare's Ear" which before it became a "Nymph Pattern" was a "Dry Fly Pattern". I normally do not use dry flies in my fishing, but that does not prevent me from update old pattern using modern materials. ~Parnelli