This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Ray Bergman’s Winters wet fly.

Ray Bergman’s Winters Wet Fly | www.johnkreft.com

It’s been a while since I featured a classic Ray Bergman fly. Bergman’s Winters is a very simple wet fly that is listed on Plate No.9, page 254 of Bergman’s Trout (1940 – fourth printing).

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 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 Category on the right-hand panel. HERE

The Winters

Body:

Claret Floss Silk

Tail:

Brown Mallard or Light Gray Mallard

Hackle:

Brown Furnace or Dun

Wing:

Brown Mallard

(Order is as listed in Bergman’s book; tied on a Mustad 3906B, size 12)

Enjoy…go fish!

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