This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is The Rose.

The Rose |

The Rose is a fly from the collection of Mary Orvis Marbury. I’ll call it a “variant” as I didn’t have the original materials to tie the fly. I used a Golden Pheasant body feather for the hackle and added black ostrich herl at the head to dress it up a little.

I found it listed in the book Forgotten Flies by Paul Schmookler & Ingrid Sils. It includes 250 trout and bass flies popularized by Marbury and produced by Orvis tyers in the late 1800’s.

As a member of the Central Oregon Fly Tyer’s Guild, I’m tying this fly for a fly plate to be donated to the International Federation of Fly Fishers. Each Guild member chose a Mary Orvis Marbury fly with a woman’s name to celebrate fly fishing women.

I tied The Rose on an older Mustad 3366 2/0 hook.

Enjoy…go fish!

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