Pattie's Beadhead Sparrow Variant Pattie's Bead Head Sparrow Variant

Pattie Hayes a MTFA member has been tying flies for a long time.  Every MTFA meeting, she is tying Flies.  Every fly tying event, at the Nature Center, Bass Pro Shop or where ever there is a table, she is tying flies.  Pattie gave me this fly at one of our fly tying events.  She called it a variation of the Gray Sparrow.  I have searched the internet for all variation of the Sparrow, and non look like this. So that is why I am give it a name –  the Pattie’s Bead Head Sparrow Variant.


  • Hook: Tiemco TMC5263
  • Hook Sizes: 10, 12, 14
  • Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0 Black
  • Body: Natural Brown Rabbit Dubbing
  • Tail: Golden Peasant Hackle Barbs
  • Hackle: Gold Peasant Hackle
  • Collar: Gray filoplume
  • Head: Copper Brass Bead (4.0mm – 10, 3.2mm – 12, 2.8mm – 14)

Tying Steps

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Fishing Instructions: fish on a sinking lead or line and strip back