Category: "Classic Pattern"

Rocky Maley The Grey Eagle - 36:28

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Until relatively recently Rocky was a inveterate cowboy. A few years ago an injury sidelined him and he eventually found his way to fly tying to pass the time. He's since become an incredible fly tyer and is an officer of the Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild.

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  • Tag: Silver twist
  • Tail: Ted breast feather from the golden pheasant
  • Body: Yellow, light blue, and scarlet seal's fur
  • Ribs: Silver lace and silver tinsel
  • Hackle: Gray eagle, from blue fur ( substitute marabou)
  • Throat: Widgeon ( teal for large patterns)
  • Wings: Two strips of brown mottled turkey, with black bars and white points

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Sylvester Nemes' Tup's Indispensible

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Sylvester Nemes is a tyer and author who grew up in Cleveland, OH the son of Ukranian immigrants. Syl learned to tie from a local barber in Cleveland. Sylvester has many books available (and some classics no longer available that go for several hunderd dollars apiece) and DVD from which this was pulled with the publishers permission. (available for sale at Sylvester Nemes' Softhackles). He has been largely responsible for maintaining if not reinvigorating the popularity of the softhackle. In this video, Syl ties the Tup's Indispensible and explains briefly the origin of the name.

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  • Hook: Wide gape dry fly #16
  • Thread: Yellow Silk
  • Tail: Med blue dun hen hackle fibers
  • Thorax: Pink Wool
  • Hackle: med blue dun hen hackle

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