#40-2013 – U.S. Marines by Tom Fulton

40-2013 U.S. Marine - Tom Fulton
40-2013 U.S. Marine – Tom Fulton

Tied by: Tom Fulton
Originated by: Tom Fulton

Hook: Mustad Chestertown 3300 #7
Thread: White 6/0 flat waxed
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: 2 strand floss
Rib: Gold oval tinsel, gold embossed tinsel then gold oval tinsel
Belly: Golden Pheasant crest and Lady Amherst pheasant crest
Wing: Red bucktail then yellow bucktail then red bucktail
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
Horns: Macaw
Head: Black

Notes: This is the third streamer in Tom’s series created to honor the brave members of the United States military. For the project, Tom had created hairwing versions of all of his patterns that were originally tied as featherwing flies. The original featherwing had a black ostrich collar behind the head and only used golden pheasant crest in the belly.

“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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  1. I love all of the flies in this U.S. military project I’ve seen so far. I only wish I didn’t have to wait to see the rest!

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