BOB ANDERSON PANFISH FLIES
This series of flies came about because of the death of a friend. Bob Anderson got me started in Fly Tying long ago. He gave me his equipment and a few books. That got me started in this art. Bob died a couple of months ago. About this same time I saw a fly by Dr. Korn, http://www.flyanglersonline.com/bb/showthread.php?48074-SBS-Korn-s-WH-Apple-Caddis-Emerger.
Finally I could tie winged flies that did not look like garbage. This is what I came up with, after having seen some Irish flies in a "Hatches" magazine.
These are more a style than exact patterns.
1. Tie in tail of pheasant crest feathers.
2. Tie in body material. Here it is punch yarn.
Wrap to front and tie off. Tie in feather or feathers for wings.
Here are a couple of pictures of feathers, ready to be tied in.
I used this pheasant feather for a single wing, Irish style.
Here is Bob Anderson 1. One body color one wing
Bob Anderson 2 - One body color two wings
Bob Anderson 3 - One body color, one wing, palmered hackle
Bob Anderson 4 - One body color, two wings, palmered hackle
Bob Anderson 5 - Two body colors, one wing
Bob Anderson 6 - Two body colors, two wings
Bob Anderson 7 - Two body colors, one wing, palmered hackle
Bob Anderson 8 - Two body colors, two wings, palmered hackle
Bob Anderson 9 - Woven body, one wing
Bob Anderson 10 - Woven body, two wings
Bob Anderson 11 - Woven body, one wing, palmered hackle
I have caught panfish on these flies.
I have used other feathers for the tails, other yarn for the bodies.
Many different feathers have worked for the wings.
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