This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Bouncer, another fly from Ray Bergman’s book Trout.
I tied this fly last weekend at the Central Oregon Fly Tyer’s Guild. My friend Jim Fisher, the 2011 Stan Walters Memorial Tyer of the Year, taught a class on mounting duck quill wings in the wet fly style. This is the first fly we tied. The second fly, the Babcock, will be an upcoming Throw Back Thursday Fly. It utilizes married duck quill wings.
I’ve been practicing these quill wings. You can find others like the Wickhams Fancy and the Hemingway Caddis in previous Throw Back Thursday Fly posts.
You’ll find the Bouncer on Plate No. 2, page 39.
For more information about Ray Bergman’s Trout, check out a previous Throw Back Thursday Fly, the Bostwick.
This fly was tied on an older Mustad 3906 hook, size 6.
Beautiful and well-tied fly. Great photography as well. Take care & …
Tight Lines – (Gretchen &) Al Beatty