Hook: Partridge Heritage Streamer Hook #2 9x
Thread: White 6/0 Tail: Golden pheasant crest sweeping up then 2 long narrow sections of white and red married duck quill one with the white on top and the other with red on top
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: White hackle fibers Wing: 4 long neck hackles Shoulder: Golden pheasant nearly as long as the wing then red duck breast
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Horns: Blue macaw tail fibers
Head: Black

Bonbright Streamer Fly. Lots of history with this fly pattern. Here I tied it as Bert Quimby’s adaptation which he called the Ross McKenney. The Bonbright was originally a fly tied for salt water and was an adaptation of the Colonel White Streamer. The Bonbright was a tarpon fly developed by G. D. B. Bonbright. It is one of Maine’s earliest salmon flies after L. Dana Chapman adapted it for the Maine waters, he called his adaptation the Dana. Joseph Bates used his own adaptation of the Dana fishing with a guide named Ross McKenny on the Allagash in the 1930s. Bates shared the pattern with his guide and the next year it showed up in Bert Quimby’s catalog under the name the Ross McKenney streamer. Lots of names, history and most likely little minor changes. Here tied on a Partridge Heritage Streamer Hook using Ewingfeatherbirds hackles and topped off Solarez Bone Dry

Scott A. Biron

Scott Biron cut his teeth learning to tie flies and fly fish back in the 1960s in the North County of New Hampshire. He has fished many of the streams north of route 26 in NH and his favorite the Androscoggin River. An active fly tying instructor for NH Fish & Game and is popular tying and instructing in regional shows. Scott was awarded the 2017 NH Traditional Arts Grant and studied the art of fly tying under Peggy Brenner.

In March of 2018 he ​was added to the prestigious NH Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing. He has a strong interest in historical NH fly tyers and their lost patterns and has published, researched, instructed as well as demonstrated many of these lost NH fly patterns. Scott instructs individuals of all ages in the art of fly tying and is known for including the history of these tyers and their flies in his instruction. Each year he is a volunteer instructor at NH Fish & Game's Camp Barry's Fish Camp where he instructs over 50 young campers in fly tying and fly fishing. A member of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild and author for the NH Wildlife Journal with an article on Caddis Flies.

Scott is a member of the Regal Vice Pro Team, Partridge Pro Endorsed Team, Solarez Pro Team, Ewing Feather Birds Pro Team a Fulling Mill Ambassador and enjoys relationships with Orvis, Loon Outdoors and Hareline.

New London, New Hampshire USA

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