Tied by: Dave Lomasney
Golden Pheasant wet fly popularized by Ray Bergman
Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek 8xl #2
Thread: White 6/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Tail: 2 slips of black duck quill sweeping up
Body: Orange floss
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Throat: Orange schlappen
Wing: 2 black hackles flanked by slightly shorter orange hackle
Shoulder: Golden pheasant tippet
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: The Golden Pheasant is a streamer conversion of one of the wet flies presented in Ray Bergman’s ‘Trout‘. Dave keeps the original fly intact and achieves the conversion simply be tying the fly on a long shanked hook and adding a hackle wing to the lure. The orange hackle should be laid so that it is framed by the edges of the black hackle, giving a semblance of the golden pheasant tippet feathers.
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.
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