Orange Head Mary

Cheech - September, 2021

Mhis Fulling Mill fly really doesn't need a huge introduction as a brand new breaking pattern because it's been around for many years and has caught thousands of trout.  We brought this fly in to our shop about 5 years ago, and it's been a solid producer on our local trout streams, and can also be a good alternate for an egg pattern in the spring and fall.  Yes, it's pretty much a Pheasant Tail with an orange bead, but it's absolutely worth tying up a few dozen for your box.  Tie some with standard beads, or with slotted beads to match your fishing style!

Material List (both color options as indicated)
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 35025 Grab Gape Hook, Barbless - 14
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Black
  • Underbody: Lead Wire Spool - 0.02
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors - 7/64" (2.8mm) - Fl. Orange
  • Bead (alt): Firehole Stones Neon Matte Slotted Tungsten Beads - 3.0mm (1/8") - Fl. Fire Orange
  • Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack - Dark Pardo
  • Body: Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails - Natural
  • Rib: Semperfli Tying Wire - 0.1 - Copper
  • Thorax: Hareline Dubbin - Hare's Ear
  • Wingcase: Veevus Pearl Tinsel - Medium
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    $1.99
    UTC Ultra Wire
    UTC Ultra Wire

    UTC Ultra Wire - Small

    $1.75
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

    $3.25
    Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails
    Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails

    Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails

    $4.99
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

    $2.99
    Lead Wire Spool
    Lead Wire Spool

    Lead Wire Spool

    $4.75
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

    Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

    $8.25
    Hareline Mottled Tactical Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hareline Mottled Tactical Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hareline Mottled Tactical Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $7.80
    Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors
    Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

    Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

    $7.90
    Veevus Pearl Tinsel
    Veevus Pearl Tinsel

    Veevus Pearl Tinsel

    $3.99
    Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads

    Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads

    $8.25
    TMC 2488 Nymph Hook
    TMC 2488 Nymph Hook

    TMC 2488 Nymph Hook

    $28.15
    Hareline Dubbin
    Hareline Dubbin

    Hareline Dubbin

    $2.99