Tied by: Loretta Parent
Originated by: Lewis Melanson
Hook: Mustad 36890 #2
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Body: Red floss
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Wing: 4 red hackles
Collar: A few turns of red hackle
Notes: The Fire Fly looks quite similar to a streak of flame slipping through the storied Atlantic salmon waters of the east coast. Louis Melanson was a WWII vet and served with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS). He was an active member of the Nepisiguit Salmon Association and spent many hours tying flies for friends, family and himself of course.
Loretta Parent -I have been tying flys for 3 years now and have enjoyed learning everything I can about the art of fly tying. I am very passionate about this pastime and love to pass on and share what I know to anyone that is interested. I started a fly fishing club for women last year called “Fly Girls of New Brunswick” and hope to start a fly tying club as well. My favourite place to fish is anywhere on the Miramichi drainage system.
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