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Golden Parsons
Dressed by William M. Allen

Golden Parsons. Tied by William M. Allen

Tag: Silver tinsel and royal blue floss

Tail: Two toppings, a few sprigs of tippet and a kingfisher

Butt: Black ostrich herl

Rib: Silver twist braided tinsel

Body: Two turns of golden floss silk, then golden pigs wool, merging into orange

Hackle: Golden orange hackle over the wool, red orange hackle over that, and two, three or more short toppings tied in at the breast, instead of a throat

Wings: A tippet feather with a cock-of-the-rock (not the squard feather) on either side, and one above; strips of pintail or wood duck on either side, and as many toppings as you can pile on, seven or eight, or more if you like. These are often tied on with the turn bent inwards at the Ballyshannon, and it gives them more play in the water

Cheeks: Kingfisher feathers on either cheek

Horns: Blue Macaw (Optional)

Head: Orange ostrich herl and tie off

This version of Golden Parsons was tied by William (Billy) M. Allen, the fourth contributor in the early years of Salmonfly.Net. You can see more flies tied by Billy on his introduction page - The Flies of William M. Allen.

 

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