Kelley’s Killer

Here is another addition to my Carrie Stevens Fly Pattern Dictionary; a work in progress:

Kelley’s Killer

Kelley’s Killer – Carrie Steven’s pattern – a shot of triplets. All three streamers are dressed by Don Bastian on Gaelic Supreme Martinek / Stevens Rangeley Style Streamer hooks, size #1 – 8x. The bottom two sport silver badger feathers that had a dark flecking on the silver portion of the barbs. I found it interesting to use on this pattern.

Kelley’s Killer

Tag: Flat silver tinsel

Body: Orange floss

Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel

Underbelly: White bucktail

Throat: White hackle fibers

Wing: Four lavender hackles flanked on each side by a slightly shorter silver badger hackle

Shoulder: Tan-tipped Amherst pheasant body feather

Cheek: Jungle cock

Head: Black with orange band

The Kelley’s Killer is one of a few of Carrie’s patterns that employs the use of silver badger hackles in the wing. It is a very beautiful pattern.

Kelley’s Killer – head, shoulder, cheek, throat macro. I love these close-up images because the viewer’s eye is always drawn to this area – the most complex and interesting portion of the pattern.