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USMC tied by Ronn LucasFly Type: Salmon Flies
, Material List:
Hook: Heritage 7/0
Thread/Head: White/royal blue
Tag: Gold embossed tinsel. Red oval tinsel, royal blue floss, ribbed with fine oval gold UNI-Tinsel on either side of red holographic tinsel, Silver oval UNI-Tinsel, veiled below with Rainbow Lorikeet, Parakeet.
Tail: Amgold, Peacock head feather.
Butt: Handmade lampglass cobalt blue & red bead by Matt Stoffolano.
Body: Crimson floss, ribbed with blue twist, gold twist, grey floss, gold oval UNI-tinsel, yellow floss, gold oval UNI-tinsel.
Throat: Chilean Flamingo, Sun Conure, Hadada Ibis, Lady Amherst Pheasant.
Wing: Lady Amherst Pheasant.
Shoulder: Pintail dyed red, Jungle Cock dyed blue
Sides: Red Wing Starling, Lady Amherst Pheasant.
Topping: Lady Amherst Pheasant.
Someone said they would like to see a fly tied with the USMC colours. Here is what I came up with. The fly sports a hand made lampglass bead by Matt Stoffolano. The colours are those of the Marine dress uniform and the USMC flag. I am contemplating doing a set that represents all branches of the branches of the military of the US. If anyone can help me to find photos of other service dress uniforms and their flags, I would appreciate the help.
I tied this fly and dedicate it not only to the USMC, but to all of the services and men & women who serve us and fight the good fight. You are the best!