The Black Argus

The Black Argus is one of the many creative patterns designed by Major Traherne in the mid-19th century. The Black Argus is a whole wing pattern which was Major Traherne's stock in trade. Major Traherne made good use of leftover feathers from bird skins after the feathers used for the more traditional patterns had been removed. Major Traherne let nothing go to waste.

Below you will find a few Black Argus' tied by Showcase tiers here on The Classics. If you wish to view all the flies by the tiers below just click on their name and you can go directly to their Showcase page.


Tied by David Mangum
The Black Argus tied by David Mangum

Tied by Jens Pilgaard
The Black Argus tied by Jens Pilgaard

Tied by Kim Rasmussen
The Black Argus tied by Kim Rasmussen

Tied by Edward "Muzzy" Muzeroll
The Black Argus tied by Edward Muzeroll

Tied by Daniel Bolduc
The Black Argus tied by Daniel Bolduc


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