#11-2013 – U.S. Navy by Tom Fulton

#11-2013 U.S. Navy - Tom Fulton

#11-2013 U.S. Navy – Tom Fulton

Tied by: Tom Fulton
Originated by: Tom Fulton

Hook: Mustad 3300 #7
Thread: Black 6/0 flat waxed Danville
Tag: Metallic blue thread
Butt: Peacock herl
Body: Dark blue rayon thread
Hackle: Blue saddle hackle
Rib: Gold flat tinsel flanking body hackle
Throat: Peacock breast feather
Belly: Golden pheasant crest
Wing: White bucktail
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
Head: Black ostrich and thread

Notes: Tom has originated a series of streamers to honor the brave members of the United States military. It is Tom’s small way of paying tribute the men and women who willingly put their lives in harm’s way for us, and make sacrifices one can only imagine. The project consists of 5 hairwing streamers, one for each branch of the U.S. military. The official color scheme of the U.S. Navy is blue and gold. The blue-green of the peacock is a fitting representation of the seas with the white representing cresting waves.

“We owe our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines a debt of gratitude, and I thank you all for your service.”

-Tom Fulton

Tom Fulton Tom Fulton – I’m from northern California and am a self taught fly fisher and tier. I’ve fished all over the western U.S. I have a real love for small mountain streams, but cut my teeth on the wild trout of the lower Sacramento River.
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[visit Tom’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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3 Responses to #11-2013 – U.S. Navy by Tom Fulton

  1. Ken says:

    I absolutely love the sentiment. Since I’m a Marine married to a Navy brat it has deep connection. Looks like it would catch fish too.

  2. Rodney Bohannon says:

    Since I was in the Navy. This is a special one to me. Looks awesome, good job.

  3. Jim Bennett. says:

    Great fly and a great tribute,love it Tom..

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