Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fly of the Week: the Fiery Dervish

With the recent passing of Sylvester Nemes, I thought that I would do a tribute fly and tie up a soft hackle. And I also get an excuse to play with some of my new materials scored from the Easter Sports Show.

So I present to you, the Fiery Dervish/

The Fiery Dervish
Hook: #12 Caddis style

Tail: Rust colored hackle fibers

Body: Fiery Claret Dubbing (or in real people terms, a dark red synthetic dubbing)

Shell: Mottled Orange thin skin (you really can't see it in the pic, but it's in there!)

Hackle: Olive color Partridge

Bead head.


  1. Oh, I really need to learn to tie...I love this! My favorite thing to throw out is a soft hackle...nice job!

  2. Thanks RD. Soft hackles are some of my favorite flies, simple to tie and simple to use.

  3. Anthony, I don't fish soft hackles much, but if I continue to follow you around, I may not be able to help myself. Nice job!