The Sir Herbert|
Tied by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.
|Name ||The Sir Herbert |
|Category ||Classic Atlantic Salmon |
|Tag ||Silver thread and pale orange floss |
|Tail ||A topping and Indian Crow |
|Butt ||Peacock sword feather |
|Body ||First three-quarters, flat gold tinsel; remainder, scarlet Seal's fur|
|Ribs ||Fine oval silver tinsel |
|Hackle || A light orange hackle |
|Throat || A crimson hackle, or Golden pheasant breast feather |
|Wings || A pair of tippets (back to back), veiled with "married" strands of Bustard, blue and crimson Swan, light mottled Turkey tail and Golden pheasant tail; strands of Peacock herl above |
|Sides ||Jungle Cock; a topping over |
|Horns ||Scarlet Macaw |
The Sir Herbert 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.