#49 – Charmed Witch

#49 Charmed Witch - Kelly Lovelady

#49 Charmed Witch - Kelly Lovelady

Tied by: Kelly Lovelady
Originated by: Kelly Lovelady

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
Head: Black

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 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.
[visit Kelly’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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13 Responses to #49 – Charmed Witch

  1. Loretta Parent says:

    Kelly you have a natural gift for color selection. Great job, I love it!

  2. petr haisman says:

    Kelly, that´s a blast. Mainly as the beautiful combination of colors. I appreciate that you tied up another pattern of yours… Petr

    • Kelly L says:

      Thank you Petr! I am very pleased that you liked this one. The colors for me were something I just had to do. I am happy to hear you liked the color combination!

  3. Kelly L says:

    Thank you Monte. I love blue in a fly. There is one particular place I fish now and then, where blue is a big winner.

  4. Monte Smith says:

    Beautiful fly, Kelly. I agree that blue tends to be underutilized in flies and can be a real winner. Well done!

  5. Gary says:

    Wow Kelly I love the pattern and amazing job on tying it. I will have to try and tie a few of these up before opening day. I have a soft spot for any streamers with blue in it for fishing our rivers here.

  6. Kelly L says:

    Thank you guys very much. I am tickled pink that you like the fly! 🙂

  7. Mike Boyer says:

    Great looking pattern, and well tied, Kelly.

  8. Alan says:

    Absolutely beautiful.

  9. Barry Phillips says:

    nice fly Kelly,everything goes together well

  10. Kelly L says:

    Thanks Ken! The wing had gray followed by kingfisher blue hackles. (light to med gray)
    I am glad you like the fly. 🙂 I had not been tying many long featherwings before I came up with this pattern.

  11. Ken says:

    Kelly that is a stunning fly — the warmth of the yellow and orange and the soft cool blue. Really well done! I bet fish will like it too.

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