Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Barbara Cotton (Variant)

Barbara Cotton

Hook: 6xl - 8xl streamer
Thread: black
Tail: Hot pink rabbit fur
Tag: Red thread
Underbody: Pearl braid, wrapped
Body: Small silver mylar piping
Throat: Golden pheasant crest
Topping: 6 strands of peacock herl
Cheek: Large jungle cock eyes

Notes: Originated by Kenneth Welch of Concord, New Hampshire. This fly was named for Mrs Barbara Cotton of Laconia who, with her husband Mert, has operated the Opechee Trading Post for 50 years. The fly was the first place entry in a fly tying competition sponsored by the New Hampshire Flyfishers' Association in 1995.

Variation: Not having every recipe item on hand, I used pink calf tail, silver holographic piping and yellow hackle for the original recipe items.

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