This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Lance Egan’s Red Dart.

Egan's Red Dart | www.johnkreft.com

OK, this might not be a real old fly, but it will be 9 years old this year. I read where Lance Egan developed this fly in 2011 for the World Fly Fishing Championships held in Bolzano, Italy. He used his new fly to catch Browns, Rainbows, Marble trout and Grayling in Italy during these Championships.

The Red Dart is an attractor pattern that is a combination of the Prince Nymph and other successful flies utilizing red tags. It doesn’t represent anything in nature. Like many of Lance’s flies, he substitutes flashy, man-made materials for many aspects of his flies to increase durability.

You might recognize other famous flies Lance has created, including the Frenchie and Rainbow Warrior.

Lance has won the US national fly-fishing championship several times and won medals at the world championships. I think I’d pay attention to any fly he created!

Enjoy…go fish!

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