This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Ray Bergman’s Hawthorne.
Bergman’s Hawthorne is a wet fly listed in his book entitled Trout (1940 – fourth printing) on page 64, Plate No. 4.
As I’ve mentioned many times, I enjoy highlighting a Bergman wet fly because it forces me to sit down and tie these elegant flies. Bergman’s Hawthorne is a simple fly to tie with few materials.
Bergman was well known for his wet flies, but his book also lists dry flies, streamers, nymphs, steel head and land locked salmon flies.
If you are a regular at RiverKeeper Flies, you recall Bergman’s book includes colored plates to illustrate the dry and wet flies with a description of each fly in the back. It was the first book to provide color fly illustrations.
I’ve featured several Ray Bergman flies as a Throw Back Thursday Fly. If you’d like to see more, click on the Ray Bergman Flies Catagory on the right-hand panel. HERE
Black Mixed with Light Claret
Tied on a Mustad 3906B #10 hook.
Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!