Hook: Mustad 94720 #4
Tag: Silver mylar tinsel
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Body: Fl. orange floss
Rib: Flat copper tinsel edged by black silk rib (marabou silk)
Belly: Sea Blue fluoro fiber then white bucktail
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: Two white hackles flanked by kingfisher blue hackle (1 or 2)
Shoulder: Golden pheasant tippet
Eye: Jungle cock
Notes: Kelly originated the Charmed Witch in August 2011. The Charmed Witch pattern uses two colors she has always been fond of, orange and blue. Kelly gets her most creative ideas at night. Blue is a color very attractive to fish, but not often used for fishing.
“I thought about what I wanted, then went into my tying area, and made most of the fly. I was not sure about the shoulder I wanted, so I tried a few feathers up next to the body, and decided upon the golden pheasant tippets. I can get involved with a new pattern, and stay up until 1:00 am working on my idea.”
This was Kelly’s second Rangeley styled pattern, and we are looking forward to seeing more from her in the future.
Kelly Lovelady – I was born and raised in Northeast Texas. I have had a love of fishing my whole life. I remember being a very small child, and fishing with a cane pole. My dad taught me how to fish. I guess fishing in my family is in our genes. I graduated to a Zebco rod and reel when I was about 11 years old. I didn’t own my own fishing equipment until the early 1980’s. I was on a hiking, and fishing trip, in upstate NY. That is where I saw my first fly angler.
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