Holberton Wet Fly #6


Tip: Gold tinsel

Tail: Barred Mandarin, crimson, & yellow – married, with peacock  sword *

Ribbing: Gold tinsel

Body: Rear ½ orange floss, front ½ peacock herl

Hackle: Crimson

Wing: Peacock sword topping Crimson, yellow, and barred Mandarin – married **

* Bergman’s written recipe for the Holberton in Trout varies in order from Dr. Burke’s painting on both wing and tail. Adjusted to follow the painting, the tail recipe as shown is: peacock sword topping married crimson, yellow, and barred Mandarin.

** The adjusted wing recipe is: peacock sword topping married barred Mandarin, crimson, and yellow.

3 comments on “Holberton

  1. Mike Norwood says:

    Great tying, Don. I’m going to have to tackle the Holberton soon. Yours is a beauty. Love the blog.

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