The Allerton – Fly Tying Mary Orvis Marbury’s Favorite Flies – Number 88

The Allerton classic wet fly was created for Robert G. Allerton of New York City, the treasurer of the Oquossoc Angling Association on the Rangeley Lakes in Maine. This is fly Number 88 on Plate M of Mary Orvis Marbury’s “Favorite Flies and Their Histories” published in 1892.

Hook: #8-14 wet fly
Thread: Black
Tag: Gold tinsel
Tail: Barred wood duck
Body: Gold floss
Hackle: Rooster, dyed blue
Wing: Duck quills, died red

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