For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, September 7, 2012
In the small village of Oquossoc, Maine, on the shores of Mooselookmeguntic lake sits a house. This is where the originator of the "Black Ghost" streamer lived.
Herbert Welch, was an avid outdoorsman, fly fisher, fly tyer and Maine Guide. In his shop he also did some fine art in the form of taxidermy. The Black Ghost was first tied under his direction in 1927 at the Boston Sportsmen's Show. The streamer is one of Maine's list of fine streamers to gain international recognition. The fly has also proven to be a good Atlantic salmon fly.
The Black Ghost is tied in various ways. The traditional featherwing, also the marabou, and a bucktail version.
The "Black Ghost". I tied this traditional featherwing true to pattern as written in the book many consider to be the most accurate when it comes to streamer patterns. "Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing", by Joseph Bates.