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Conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds

Fly of the Month

May 2010


This most popular (and one of the oldest) fore and aft patterns was first tied in Idaho c.1928 by Taylor Williams. The original had two white hackles, but after fishing it for several seasons Taylor decided that a version with the rear hackle brown was more effective. He christened it the Renegade and eighty years later it is still a popular attractor. Some modern tiers leave off the gold tag. To increase durability counter wind with a fine gold wire rib through the body.

Hook : Dry fly; #10 - #18
Tag : Flat gold tinsel or mylar
Aft hackle : Brown
Body : Peacock herl
Fore Hackle : White

Al Bowers
Fly tied by John Lazar