#7 – The Manager

#7 The Manager - David Mac

#7 The Manager - David Mac

Tied by: David Mac
Originated by: David Mac

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Martinek Carrie Stevens Hook #1 10XL
Thread: Black
Tail: Red Icelandic sheep, tied in at the end spanning the full legnth of the hook to the eye and wrapped like a rib with white thread and tied off at the eye.
Body: Pearl tinsel on top of the red Icelandic sheep, wrapped to the eye (was originally plastic Christmas icycle in 1978)
Belly: White Icelandic sheep hair (was originally done with Bucktail in 1978)
Throat: Red hackles
Wing: Two Kingfisher blue saddle hackles flanked by two gray dun saddle hackles
Shoulder: Silver pheasant
Eye: Jungle Cock

Notes: This pattern was created in 1978 when David’s client Martha Browne requested to have a commissioned fly. She had experienced some positive results on a previous trip to Grand Lake Stream with the Supervisor, so David surprised her with his creation, The Manager. The pattern finds its roots in Joseph S. Stickney’s Supervisor with the addition of silver pheasant cheeks, a red throat and a white underbelly of Icelandic Sheep hair. The way that Icelandic Sheep looks when wet, holding its color and shape, makes it an ideal choice for a smelt pattern such as this. Martha has enjoyed great results with this streamer and reserves space for it in her fly box each season.

David MacDavid Mac – I have been tying flies since 1964 and it has brought me, countless hours of enjoyment. As a young guest at the United Fly Tyers meetings in Boston, MA I was introduced to Streamers by many of the Great Tyers. In the 1970′s I spent a decade providing streamers to many of the best Maine Fly Shops and Camps.
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10 Responses to #7 – The Manager

  1. Charles Mann says:

    Dave: The Manager is a wonderful , colorful fly. I will be tying a couple for spring fishing. The 365 project is a great way to get a few new patterns. I love tying them, and will continue as long as I can. Where can I get Icelandic Sheep Hair. Most all of our shop’s are closing one by one here in Maine. Charlie

    • David Mac says:

      Hello Charlie, happy that you liked this streamer, it has stood the test of time. As for the Icelandic Sheep Hair, not to worry, I will pop some into the mail for you. Can’t wait to use the Deer Antler Bodkin that arrived on Saturday, what a nice surprise 🙂

  2. Gary says:

    Love the pattern Dave I better order more hooks as I see 365 new streamers I am going to want to tie. Thanks for sharing it

  3. avril anjers says:

    Dave, Love the color combinations in this fly. Great tie. I think I’m catching the streamer bug. No one told me it was contagious. LOL

  4. Doug Korn says:

    David – What a great project you have taken on…. Today’s fly as well as all the flies to date have been beautiful, interesting and a joy to look forward to each day…
    Thank you for all your efforts, Doug.

    • David Mac says:

      Doug, Thank you for your comments. The hard work was done by Darren Mac Eachern, I am just here for the ride. I must say that each day has been exciting, like a continuos Christmas with a new present each day 🙂

  5. Kelly L says:

    David, now that is an attention getter for sure! Beautiful work my friend!!

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