This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Fern Variant.

The Fern - Variant |

I found this fly in an antique fly wallet, which is part of my small collection. I’ve shared a few of them in posts titled Antique Fly Wallets and Antique Fly Wallets Revisited.

I opened this fly wallet up and picked a fly similar to Ray Bergman’s Fern wet fly.

Old Flies |

If this fly wallet could talk…I wonder what the story would be.

You’ll find Fern fly on Plate No. 3, page 49.

Body:Pale Pink Floss – Gold Tip
Wing:Light Slate

Ok, so perhaps there is a little to much variation to the original fly pattern. It’s probably called something else, but it stuck me when looking at the flies in each of the plates.

I think I’ll have to pull some materials out and tie my own!

Enjoy…go fish!

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