Northwest Fly Tyer

The fly tying pages of Monte Smith

The Butcher

Posted by nwflytyer on March 27, 2011

 

The Butcher - dressed by Monte Smith

The Butcher – pattern as per T.E. Pryce-Tannatt

Tag:  Silver thread and lemon silk

Tail:  A topping and Blue Chatterer

Butt:  Black ostrich herl

Body:  Fiery brown, pale blue, claret, and dark blue seal’s fur in equal sections

Ribs:  Flat silver tinsel and silver twist

Hackle:  Dark claret or black

Throat:  Lemon followed by speckled gallina

Underwing:  A pair of tippets back to back covered by a pair of golden pheasant breast feathers, and these covered by a pair of broad strips of teal

Main Wing:  Yellow, scarlet, blue and orange swan, bustard and golden pheasant tail with mallard above and a topping over all

Cheeks:  Blue Chatterer

Horns:  Blue and gold macaw

 

The Butcher - dressed by Monte Smith

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2 Responses to “The Butcher”

  1. Terry said

    That is one good lookin’ fly Monte! Great job!

  2. Andrew said

    In a word Monte, Wow! Actually that was more of a sound than a word, but a handsomely dressed Pryce-Tannatt fly usually renders me temporarily monosyllabic.

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