Brown Bear Tackle Box Fly Patterns

Please read the patterns carefully before attempting to tie them.

This will help avoid frustration. I have tried to put the pattern down in order of construction and some of these can become complicated and time consuming.


  Name - Atherton #5
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  Hook - Std dry 10-18
  Thread - Cream
Tail Dark Cree hackle barbules or a mixture of red brown and grizzly.
Ribbing Small oval gold tinsel.
Body Hare's ear, using the short speckled hairs on the ear and the pinkish tan hair at the base of the ears. It should have a decided mixed "buggy" look.
Wing Wood duck or Mandarin
Hackle Dark Cree or a mixture of red-brown and grizzly
Notes This fly is the most generally useful of the group.