Black Dose


From: Favorite Flies (1892) Mary Orvis Marbury

Tied by Paul Rossman

A representation of how American-tied salmon flies looked in the 1890s




Tag:        Fine oval silver tinsel and red floss

Tail:        Golden pheasant crest, red feather fibers, and teal 

Body:      Rear third, blue seal; remainder black seal

Rib:         Embossed silver tinsel

Throat:     Dark claret hackle

Wing:      Golden pheasant tippets, back to back, partially

               veiled by married strips of teal, golden pheasant

               tail, green and red swan; bronze mallard over

Shoulder:  Peacock swords

Horns:     Blue and gold macaw

Head:       Black ostrich herl