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The Lady Amherst
Tied by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.

The Lady Amherst, Tied by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.

Name The Lady Amherst
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon
Hook 9/0 Bartleet tapered shank hook with silkworm gut eye
Tag Silver thread and yellow floss
Tail A topping and Blue Chatterer
Butt Black herl
Body Flat silver tinsel
Ribs Oval silver tinsel
Hackle A Badger hackle along the tinsel body
Throat Widgeon
Wings Two sets of overlapping Amherst tippets set back to back and enveloping two extended Jungle Cock feathers set back to back
Sides Jungle Cock
Cheeks Blue Chatterer; a topping over all
Horns Blue and Yellow Macaw (sometimes omitted)

This beautiful version of The Lady Amherst was tied by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr. Maxwell has an informative web site with this and many other fine examples of Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies, the patterns, and the history of the flies. For more information about this fly and others, visit his site at MaxFlies.