The Black Dose (From T.E. Pryce-Tannatt)|
Tied by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.
|Name ||The Black Dose |
|Category ||Classic Atlantic Salmon |
|Hook ||9/0 Bartleet tapered shank hook with silkworm gut eye |
|Tag ||Silver thread and light orange floss |
|Tail ||A topping, and "married" narrow strips of Teal and scarlet Swan (back to back) |
|Body ||Two or three turns of light blue Seal's fur, the rest black Seal's fur (left smooth) |
|Ribs ||Oval silver tinsel |
|Hackle ||A black hackle |
|Throat || A light claret or fiery brown hackle |
|Wings || A pair of Golden pheasant tippets (back to back) veiled with"married" strands of scarlet and green Swan, light mottled Turkey tail and Golden pheasant tail; Peacock herl in strands above |
|Horns ||Blue and yellow Macaw |
Note from Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.: "I have taken the liberty of adding a Golden pheasant crest feather as a roof to this Pryce-Tannatt version. In my estimation it makes the fly more attractive."
The Black Dose 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.