Tied by: Bob Petti
Originated by: Frank Congdon
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing: Bates Pg. 253
Hook: Sealey & Sons unknown #5
Tail: Red floss
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: A small bunch of white bucktail over 4-5 peacock herls
Underwing: A small bunch of yellow bucktail
Wing: 4 grizzly hackles
Notes: The pattern was designed by Mr. frank Congdon from Middletown, Connecticut and was named for his wife. The yellow bucktail in the underwing was sometimes substituted with 2 golden pheasant crests, so the bucktail is also kept sparse. The pattern was given to the Weber Tackle Co.
Bob Petti – Bob Petti is a fly fisherman and fly tyer from the Catskill Mountain region of New York. Like so many other fly tyers, he started his journey innocently. “All I wanted was the ability to tie the Royal Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, and Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear. I didn’t have much money and it wasn’t easy to buy flies at the time. Heck I couldn’t even afford a decent pair of waders back then, so I thought a small investment in tying flies would pay off in the long run.” A couple decades later his one-shoe-box hobby has grown to a full blown identity.
Bob on Global Fly Fisher
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