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Connemara Black Variant – Hans Weilenmann

A nice variant of the Connemara tied by Hans Weilenmann. I’ve been enjoying his videos over the past couple months and appreciate the frequency of the uploads. While I personally don’t add many of the patterns he demo’s, I do enjoy the detail in the videos and his precise tying nature. Many of his tips easily translate to other paterns I do stock in my box, and I’m a better fly tyer for it.

Connemara Black Variant
Hook: Kamasan B175 #12
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Danville Flymaster 6/0, scarlet
Rib: Wire, silver
Body: Seal’s fur, dyed black
Hackle: Hen, natural black
Throat: Partridge, dyed blue
Wing: Bronze mallard


Don Bastian – 91-100 – Ray Bergman Collection

Here are the links to the next 10 flies in the collection. Check back to see the next set of 10. We’ll try to keep you updated, but you can also keep an eye on Don’s Ray Bergman Collection that includes the entire set so far.

91. Darling, 92. Dorset, 93. Dr. Breck, 94. Dr. Burke, 95. Dugmore Fancy,
96. Durham Ranger, 97. Dusty Miller, 98. Edrington , 99. Elliot , 100. Emerald

Don Bastian - Dr. Burke
Don Bastian - Dr. Burke

Dr. Burke

Tip: None
Tail: Peacock sword
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Silver tinsel
Hackle: Yellow
Wing: White with jungle cock eye