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Abbey Wet Fly

by Matt O’Neal

Created in the mid-1800s by Charles Abbey of New York, the Abbey was popularized in Mary Orvis Marbury’s Favorite Flies and Their Histories as well as Ray Bergman’s 1938 Trout.

Hook: #6-14 wet fly
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant tippets
Rib: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Red floss
Throat: Brown hackle
Wing: Mallard flank, natural

Fly Tying the Abbey Wet Fly (Classic Ray Bergman Trout Pattern)

Created in the mid-1800s by Charles Abbey of New York, the Abbey was popularized in Mary Orvis Marbury’s “Favorite Flies and Their Histories” as well as Ray …