Featherside Flies
Ron & Linda McKusick
663 Airport Road
Corinna, ME 04928

207-924-3886
ronmcq59@yahoo.com

I no longer have time to tie  flies for other people or stores.

I now send customers to Sam Kenney
207-257-2047
 
Sam has been written up in Fly Tyer magazine.
His work is very good and one 8x long Carrie Stevens style Gray Ghost sold for $45.00 on eBay in February 2014.
 
So you can see that he does exceptional work.
 
I guess I have not been charging enough, huh!
 

Please note - I do not have a printed catalog -
I leave this page up for refrence only. Please contact Sam with your orders, thanks.
 
BTW, he also ties nymphs, dries, muddlers, wets, just about any fly you need.

 


 

Green Ghost Tandem

Body: Florescent Orange Floss

Rib: 5 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Belly: white bucktail 

Underwing: 5 peacock herls

Wing: 2 or 4 medium green Rooster Cape or wide Saddle hackle feathers. I prefer Whiting American Rooster Saddle.

Shoulder: Silver Pheasant wing bow feathers

Eye: this one has 2 mm silver / black 3 D moulded eyes

Head: Black LOON hard head cement folowed by 3 coats of clear Hard Head


Gray Ghost Tandem

Body: Pumpkin Orange Uni-Stretch or floss

Rib: 5 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Belly: white bucktail 

Throat: Golden Pheasant crest tied short (represents the pectorial fins of a smelt)

Underwing: 5 peacock herls

Wing: 2 or 4 medium gray Rooster Cape or wide Saddle hackle feathers. I prefer Whiting American Rooster Saddle.

Shoulder: Silver Pheasant back feathers

Eye: this one has 2 mm silver / black 3 D moulded eyes

Head: Black LOON hard head cement folowed by 3 coats of clear Hard Head




Black Ghost Marabou Tandem
Simulated Smelt Tandem

Lucky Smelt Tandem

Body: Red Uni-Stretch or floss

Rib: 5 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Belly: Red bucktail 

Underwing: 5 peacock herls

Wing: 2 or 4 Grizzly dyed medium dun Rooster Cape hackle feathers. I prefer Whiting Flatwing Rooster Cape.

Shoulder: French Red Leg Partridge Flank feathers

Eye: Jungle Cock eyes

Head: Black LOON hard head cement folowed by 3 coats of clear Hard Head



Moose RIver Smelt Tandem
with real JC Eyes

This pattern is one of my own design.

Body: Pearl Mylar Piping

Belly: white bucktail or white Goat hair 

Throat: Golden Pheasant crest tied short (represents the pectorial fins of a smelt)

Underwing: 4 strands of Krystal Flash Pearl dyed Rainbow

Wing: 2 or 4 medium Barred Ginger Hackles I prefer Whiting American Rooster Capes.

Shoulder: Pearl Drake Mallard belly feathers

Head: Medium Gray 3/0 mono cord thread

LOON hard head clear cement 


Moose River Smelt
6x  
This pattern is one of my own design.

Body: Pearl Mylar Piping

Belly: white bucktail or white Goat hair 

Throat: Golden Pheasant crest tied short (represents the pectorial fins of a smelt)

Underwing: 4 strands of Krystal Flash Pearl dyed Rainbow

Wing: 2 or 4 medium Barred Ginger Hackles I prefer Whiting American Rooster Capes.

Shoulder: Pearl Drake Mallard belly feathers

Head: Medium Gray 3/0 mono cord thread

LOON hard head clear cement 


Moosehead Belle
8x long 
 

Joe's Smelt Tandem
Silver smelt body


Joe's Smelt Tandem
Prism smelt body


Ann's Smelt Tandem
Silver smelt body - out of stock


This fly was a special order for
Pickard's Sport Shop, Brewer Maine in 1992
 
Cardinelle -
Great for salmon, Rainbow Trout and wild
Brook Trout in Canada
6x    $3.00 ea. - out of stock
Lac Ternay Special - Labrador Favorite
    6x casting $3.00 each - out of stock
This pattern is one of my own design.
 
 
White Marabou streamer - Makes a great Alewife imitation
-6x    - out of stock
Maggie May Tandem

This pattern is one of my own design.
 

Jeff's Smelt
6x  - out of stock

 
  Jeff's Smelt Tandem
  with 3D eyes
 
 

Gray Ghost Marabou
6x  

Tag: 3 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Body: Pumpkin Orange Uni-Stretch or floss

Rib: 5 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Belly: white bucktail 

Throat: Golden Pheasant crest tied short (represents the pectorial fins of a smelt)

Underwing: 5 peacock herls

Wing:1 or 2 medium gray Blood Marabou with a THIN stem

Shoulder: Silver Pheasant wing bow feathers

Head: Black LOON hard head cement folowed by 2 coats of clear Hard Head

Gray Ghost Marabou
size 4   8x long  

Tag: 3 turns of medium flat silver tinsel   

Body: Pumpkin Orange Uni-Stretch or floss

Rib: 5 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Belly: white bucktail 

Throat: Golden Pheasant crest tied short (represents the pectorial fins of a smelt)

Underwing: 5 peacock herls

Wing: 1 or 2 medium gray Blood Marabou with a THIN stem

Shoulder: Silver Pheasant wing bow feathers

Head: Black LOON hard head cement folowed by 2 coats of clear Hard Head

 
 
Ice Out Smelt  - out of stock Barred Lady Tandem
  with Jungle cock eyes - out of stock
 
 
Barred Orange Pink Lady
6x  - out of stock
   
     
     
     
 
Pink Lady Orange Tandem  - out of stock
  with real jungle cock eyes
Pink Lady Pink Tandem
  regular tandem  - out of stock
 
   
  Needle Smelt tandem
 Beaded   with 3D eyes
 
 
Pink Floyd
-6x  

Black Nosed Dace tandem

 

 
 
Shufelt Special - invented in Greenville Maine
6x $3.00 each
Pink Floyd Tandem
$5.00 with real jungle cock eyes
 
-Montreal Whore
6x   $3.00 each

Wood Special
8x long $3.50 each
Montreal Whore Beaded tandem  - out of stock
$5.50 with real Jungle cock eyes and beads
     
     
 Wood Special
4x or 6x $3.00 each
Crystal Blue Smelt Tandem
$4.00 each  - out of stock
Crystal Pink Smelt Tandem
$4.00 each  - out of stock
     
     
Nine Three Tandem  - out of stock
Prism Smelt body $4.00 each
Nine Three Tandem
$4.00 each
Nine Three tandem
This fly has real Jungle cock eyes $5.50 each
silver smelt body
 
Barnes Special Tandem
$4.00 each  - out of stock
Birch Point Tandem  - out of stock
$4.00 each
 
 
Parmachene Belle Tandem
$4.00 each
Barred Lady Tandem  - out of stock
$5.00 with real jungle cock eyes like this one
 
 
Don's Smelt Tandem
$3.50 each
Golden Marvel Faux hair wing
This fly has 3D real eyes $3.75 each
- ME, LO, TA
 
Don's Smelt -Pearl Smelt Body
$3.00
Silver Doctor Tandem  - out of stock
$4.00 each
Eddies Ripogenus Smelt Tandem
$4.00 each  - out of stock
Silver Doctor
6x casting  $3.00 each
Silver Doctor Hair wing Tandem  - out of stock
$5.00 with real jungle cock eyes like this one
Governor Barrows - Moosehead Style
8x long $3.50 each  - out of stock
       
       
Red Ghost Tandem
$4.00 each
Gray Ghost Tandem
red beads $4.50 each
Chesuncook Smelt Tandem  - out of stock
$5.00 with real jungle cock eyes like this one
 

Gray Ghost Special Tandem  

Body: Florescent Flame Orange yarn

Rib: 4 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Belly: white bucktail 

Throat: Red Hackle Barbules

Underwing: 5 peacock herls

Wing: 2 or 4 medium gray Rooster Cape or wide Saddle hackle feathers. I prefer Whiting American Rooster Saddle.

Shoulder: Silver Pheasant back feathers

Eye: Jungle Cock Eyes

Head: Florescent Flame Orange thread covered by 3 coats of clear Hard Head

Gray Ghost   
8x  

Tag: 3 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Body: Pumpkin Orange Uni-Stretch or floss

Rib: 5 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Belly:  5 peacock herls close to the hook then white bucktail 

Throat: Golden Pheasant crest tied short (represents the pectorial fins of a smelt)

Underwing:long Golden Pheasant Crest

Wing: 2 or 4 medium gray Rooster Cape or wide Saddle hackle feathers. I prefer Whiting American Rooster Saddle.

Shoulder: Silver Pheasant back feathers

Eye: Jungle Cock eyes

Head: Black LOON hard head cement folowed by 3 coats of clear Hard Head

Red Gray Ghost 
8x long

Tag: 3 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Body: Red Uni-Stretch or floss

Rib: 5 turns of medium flat silver tinsel

Belly: Red bucktail 

Throat: Golden Pheasant crest tied short (represents the pectorial fins of a smelt)

Underwing: 5 peacock herls

Wing: 2 or 4 medium gray Rooster Cape or wide Saddle hackle feathers.                                                                  I prefer Whiting American Rooster Saddle.

Shoulder: Silver Pheasant back feathers

Head: Black LOON hard head cement folowed by 3 coats of clear Hard Head

 
Gray Ghost Special Tandem    - OUT of STOCK
$4.00 each
Gray Ghost Tandem
$4.00 each
Red Ghray Ghost Tandem - dark wing
This fly has 3D real eyes $4.50 each   - OUT of STOCK
Red Gray Ghost
Hot orange body    - OUT of STOCK
8x long  $3.50
Gray Ghost Tandem
Pearl Smelt body    - OUT of STOCK
$4.00 each
Red Ghray Ghost Tandem - light wing    - OUT of STOCK
This fly has 3D real eyes $4.50 each
 
Gray Ghost Tandem
Red Beads  $4.00 each
Gray Ghost Tandem
Salmon Egg Beaded  $4.50 each
Gray Ghost Tandem - has a tan wing    - OUT of STOCK
$5.00 with real jungle cock eyes
 
     
     
Brookie Bugger    - OUT of STOCK
4x or 6x $3.00 each
This pattern is one of my own design.
Orange Woolly Bugger - Labrador Favorite
4x or 6x $3.00 each    - OUT of STOCK
Pink Woolly Bugger - Labrador Favorite
8x long $3.50 each    - OUT of STOCK
   
Black Lab Bugger- Labrador Favorite
6x  $3.50 each    - OUT of STOCK
   
 
Green King tandem - kelly green wing
$4.00 each    - OUT of STOCK
Green King Tandem - Olive green wing
  $4.00 each    - OUT of STOCK
Hornberg Tandem  $4.00    - OUT of STOCK  
 
McNally Smelt Tandem - dark wing
$4.00 each    - OUT of STOCK
Grand Laker Tandem
$4.00 each 
Maynard's Marvel tandem    - OUT of STOCK
$4.00 each
 
 
Magog Smelt tandem    - OUT of STOCK
This fly has 3D real eyes $4.50 each
Magog Smelt tandem    - OUT of STOCK
$4.00 each
Magog Smelt tandem    - OUT of STOCK
This fly has 3D real eyes $4.50 each
 
     
  Magog Smelt    - OUT of STOCK
8x long $3.50 each
   
 
Sebasticook Orange Tandem
$4.00 regular tandem   - OUT of STOCK
Designed by Ron McKusick in 1978
Supervisor    - OUT of STOCK
8x long  $4.50 real jungle cock eyes
Supervisor Tandem
$4.00 regular tandem
 
       
       
 
Blue Smelt tandem
Pearl Smelt body
$4.00 each
Blue Smelt tandem
$4.00 each
Black Smelt tandem    - OUT of STOCK
$4.00 each
   
       
       
 
Governor Aiken - 3D eye
$4.50 each
Blue Ghost - 3D eye - kingfisher Blue wing
$4.50 each    - OUT of STOCK
Erskine tandem - 3D silver eye
$4.50 each    - OUT of STOCK
   
     
  King Smelt Tandem
$4.00 each    - OUT of STOCK
   
 
Moosehead Smelt - spring
  - OUT of STOCK
8x long $5.00 - jungle cock eyes
Rochelle Tandem    - OUT of STOCK
$4.00 each
Miss Sharon Tandem    - OUT of STOCK
This fly has 3D real eyes $4.50 each
 
 
Moosehead Smelt Tandem  - Spring    - OUT of STOCK
This fly has 3D real eyes $4.50 each
This fly is an original pattern by Ron McKusick
Moosehead Smelt Tandem  - Summer
This fly has 3D real eyes $4.50 each   - OUT of STOCK
This fly is an original pattern by Ron McKusick
Moosehead Smelt Tandem  - Fall   - OUT of STOCK
This fly has 3D real eyes $4.50 each
This fly is an original pattern by Ron McKusick
 
     
    Queen Bee Tandem    - OUT of STOCK
$5.00 with real jungle cock eyes
 
       
       
 
Mickey Finn Tandem    - OUT of STOCK
Prism Smelt body
$4.00 each
Mickey Finn Tandem
$4.00 each
Red & White - Copper Belly -   - OUT of STOCK
3 weighted copper beads
size 4     8x long $4.00 - no eyes
This pattern is one of my own variations.
 
       

 

Gray Ghosts
8x long   - OUT of STOCK
these have real Jungle Cock eyes $4.00 each
note the 3 shades that I can tie them in - tan - medium gray - light gray
Green Ghosts    - OUT of STOCK
8x long $3.00 each no eyes
these have real Jungle Cock eyes $4.00 each
 
Gray Ghost Marabou
8x long   - OUT of STOCK
these have real Jungle Cock eyes $4.00 each
 
   

 


 

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