#227 – Colonel Fuller (Conversion)

#227 Colonel Fuller - Dave Lomasney
#227 Colonel Fuller – Dave Lomasney

Tied by: Dave Lomasney
Originated by: John Shields

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #2
Thread: Black 6/0
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Tail: Black goose shoulder
Body: Yellow floss
Rib: Flat gold tinsel
Throat: Yellow schlappen
Wing: 2 yellow hackles flanked by red hackle
Eye: Jungle cock (optional)
Head: Black

Notes: Dave created this version of the Colonel Fuller based on the wet fly described in Ray Bergman’s Trout. The original, designed by John Shields and named for his father, was tied as a bass fly. The red and yellow colors of the fly are quite effective for many freshwater and saltwater species, producing aggressive strikes from brook trout and salmon in the fall. Mr. Percy Gardner created the original streamer version which features a tinsel body and red shoulder using the Genesis pattern for inspiration.

Dave Lomasney – I was born and raised a New Englander, were I love to fly fish, hunt, hike and most of all tie classic streamer and wet flies. I started flyfishing and tying about thirty years ago when I bought a Universal Fly Tying Kit from the Kittery Trading Post here in Maine. Little did I know were it would take me. Simple bucktails at first, Mickey Fin, Blacknose Dace, and Wardens Worry. It was with that first Wardens Worry that I caught my first trout with a fly.
[visit Dave’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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7 Comments

  1. Dave, your wet fly conversions are SPOT ON!
    Love this one. There is something about yellow and red together on a fly that just make it come alive in my eyes.

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