#65-2013 – Cock Robin tied by Loratta Parent

#65-2013 Cock Robin - Loretta Parent
#65-2013 Cock Robin – Loretta Parent

Tied by: Loretta Parent
Originated by: Joseph Kvitsky

Hook: Mustad 3907A #2
Thread: Black
Tip: Gold oval tinsel, narrow
Body: Rear half is yellow floss and front half is red floss
Rib: Gold oval tinsel
Throat: White bucktail tied short
Wing: Orange bucktail under white bucktail under orange bucktail
Head: Black

Notes: There are several diverse versions of flies referred to as the Cock Robin ranging from sparsely dressed dabblers all the way to the other end of the spectrum with fully dressed classic Atlantic salmon irons. Somewhere in the middle lies the streamer version of the fly. It was developed by Mr. Joseph Kvitsky of Westfield, Massachusetts. The Cock Robin is considered a great producing fly for the Northeast’s landlocked salmon.

Loretta Parent 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.
[visit Loratta’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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  1. Thank you Kelly. My mentor Marc Madore showed me this pattern and I just love it. The version I tie uses vintage phentex yarn when it was made in Quebec Canada. The yarn could be separated into 3 sections. I take one section hold a piece at each end and pull it back and forth across the frame of my vice and the friction causes the fibres to separate making it nice and easy to wind tightly around the body of the fly with a nice smooth finish to it. The new phentex yarn does not do this and is horrible to use.

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