Published Sep 12. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#65-2013 - Cock Robin

Cock Robin - Loretta Parent Tied by: Loretta Parent Originated by: Joseph Kvitsky Hook: Mustad 3907A #2 Thread: Black Tip: Gold oval tinsel, narrow...

#65-2013 Cock Robin - Loretta Parent #65-2013 Cock Robin - Loretta Parent


Tied by: Loretta Parent
Originated by: Joseph Kvitsky

Hook: Mustad 3907A #2
Thread: Black
Tip: Gold oval tinsel, narrow
Body: Rear half is yellow floss and front half is red floss
Rib: Gold oval tinsel
Throat: White bucktail tied short
Wing: Orange bucktail under white bucktail under orange bucktail
Head: Black

Notes: There are several diverse versions of flies referred to as the Cock Robin ranging from sparsely dressed dabblers all the way to the other end of the spectrum with fully dressed classic Atlantic salmon irons. Somewhere in the middle lies the streamer version of the fly. It was developed by Mr. Joseph Kvitsky of Westfield, Massachusetts. The Cock Robin is considered a great producing fly for the Northeast's landlocked salmon.
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Comment to #65-2013 - Cock Robin tied by Loratta P...

Very nice Loretta! I've never seen this version before.

Comment to #65-2013 - Cock Robin tied by Loratta P...

Thank you Kelly. My mentor Marc Madore showed me this pattern and I just love it. The version I tie uses vintage phentex yarn when it was made in Quebec Canada. The yarn could be separated into 3 sections. I take one section hold a piece at each end and pull it back and forth across the frame of my vice and the friction causes the fibres to separate making it nice and easy to wind tightly around the body of the fly with a nice smooth finish to it. The new phentex yarn does not do this and is horrible to use.

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