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.