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The Dandy
Tied by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.

The Dandy, Tied by Maxwell MacPherson, Jr.

Name The Dandy
Category Classic Atlantic Salmon
Tag Silver thread and lemon floss
Tail A topping, Jungle Cock and Blue Chatterer (the last somewhat shorter than the preceeding)
Butt Black herl
Body First two-thirds, flat silver tinsel; remainder, pale blue floss
Ribs Fine oval silver tinsel
Hackle A pale blue hackle, beginning with the pale blue floss
Throat A crimson hackle, or Golden pheasant breast feather
Wings A pair of Jungle Cock feathers (back to back), and one pair of tippets dressed as in a "Black Ranger"
Sides Broad strips of barred Summer Duck, covering part of tippets up to bar nearest root
Horns Blue and Yellow Macaw

The Dandy 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.