This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Ray Bergman’s Ibis and White.

Bergman's Ibis & White |

Bergman’s Ibis and White 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. I had a recent order for the Babcock and Irish Turkey and decided to tie a couple more Bergman wet flies. The Ibis and White allowed me the opportunity to try some married wings.

Ray Bergman's Babcock and Irish Turkey |

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

The Ibis and White


Crimson floss


Gold Tinsel


Gold Tinsel


Red and White


Red and White Mixed


Red and White

Tied on a TMC 3906B, size 10 hook. Order of materials listed are from Ray Bergman’s book, Trout.

Enjoy…go fish!

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