Maynard's Marvel

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Maynard's Marvel

Thread: Black 8/0 (70 denier).
Hook: 4X- or 6X-long streamer hook, your choice of size.
Tail: Red kiptail.
Body: Red floss and flat silver tinsel.
Wing: Golden pheasant crest.
Shoulder: Golden pheasant tippet.
A bit of history: Popularized by Ora Smith, Maynard’s Marvel was
    created by Bill Zimmerman of Keene, New Hampshire, and named
    after “Doc” Maynard of Maynard’s Camps on Moosehead Lake.
    This pattern morphed into a version with a silver pheasant neck
    feather for the throat, and then into a version with two black
    hackles over the top of the pheasant crest wing. Most local tiers
    now make this fly with a synthetic gold-colored wing. Stewart and
    Leeman renamed this the Golden Marvel in their 1982 book,
    Trolling Flies, but most tiers and fishermen in the Monadnock
    region didn’t get the memo.

 
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