The Flying Cock - The
This fly’s plumage is as
brilliant as the living specimen. It includes the distinctive ring neck and
beautiful display of tail feathers in flight.
Approximate size: 3.25”L x 2”W
Why tie a fly that looks
like a bird?
Fly fishing incorporates many
skills and attributes which culminate in that glorious moment when you make a
fish believe and it takes your fly and makes a believer out of you.
Some of those skills are
apparent and tangible. Good fly casting, reading the water, matching the hatch
and good fly design. There is a definitive beauty to the ultimate success of
landing a fish.
Nothing is more striking than a
fly drifting perfectly with the current, a well tied fly using quality
materials, a flawless loop, thrown exactly where you intended it. Beauty
defined. But, there are also those intangible attributes that make the
experience of fly fishing so fulfilling.
The camaraderie shared between
family, friends and first time fishing companions, the comforting feeling of
being enveloped in the beauty of the natural places encountered while fly
fishing, that boost of self-confidence when a fish strikes on the first cast
after a well contemplated fly change. The despair when being rejected after a
dozen well contemplated fly changes. There is the joy, the laughter and the
peace. These are some of those intangibles of the sport of fly fishing that keep
us coming back.
There are many of these same
attributes, attitudes and styles alive in the sport of bird hunting. That’s the
reason why so many fly fisherman cross over to bird hunting and vice versa. (Not
to mention the added benefit of using the birds you hunt to supply your fly
As peculiar as it seems, these
multi-personality flies are a fun, original and creative way for an outdoors
person to display their passion. In a two birds, one stone kind of way.
More than just deer hair and
feathers tied on a hook. These flies represent the true love of nature and all
that it offers.
The Bird Flies
Westwater’s bird flies capture
the age old, hand crafted art of fly tying and the beauty of nature. Each fly is
tied using copious amounts of deer hair and the finest of natural materials.
These unique flies present an ironic twist, combining the art and materials of
fly tying with the sport of bird hunting. The bird becomes the fly becomes the