Monday, August 13, 2012

Iron Horse

The Iron Horse a symbol of what was part of Americas transformation. It is a symbol of strength and power from the simplicity of steam.

This is not a post about trains, but of a streamer. It to gets in strength from a few simple ingredients, and hopfully it has the power to persuade a trout to take it.


The simple material list, Mustad hook, a few white and Coq de Leon hackles, some yarn, pheasant feathers and Jungle Cock.


"IRON HORSE"

The weather beaten piece of bark was picked up on an old abandoned railroad bed.

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20 comments:

  1. Nice.....that looks like something I could tackle.

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      They're not as difficult as you think. I'm sure you could do a fine job on it.

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  2. Hi Brk Trt!

    Beautiful streamer your "Iron Horse". Without doubt it will get attention from trout and give you some nice moments pulling trout with this steaming "Iron Horse".

    Keep on shoving us lovely creations from your vice,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      That's what I'm planning on.

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  3. A great American tail, and darn good looking streamer. It is quite the enjoyment to tie flies, let alone create patterns. Keep them coming.

    All the best
    Johnny Utah


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    1. Johnny Utah,
      Thanks.
      It's such a gratifying past time. You can allow yourself to be as creative as you want, as I'm sure you know.

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  4. Great looking streamer...reminds me of a bleeding baitfish pattern. I can't imagine too many fish species that wouldn't jump all over that one!

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      I never realized it looks just like a bleeding bait fish. That gives me an idea.

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  5. nice looking streamer...bound for Rangeley?

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    1. Steve,
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      Yes sir, the last week of Sept.

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  6. YES!!! That is the Killroy!!!

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    1. Bill,
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      Pretty much sums it up.

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  7. Alan
    I have to admit I don't fish a streamer much, but I have been told that larger trout are lurking below the pump station where I fish on the tailrace. ------there is only one glitch I have to use the steamer to get their attention????-----any suggestions??

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      Go for it Bill. I suggest a Black Ghost, Black Nose Dace, or perhaps a big Matuka.

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  8. I'd like to buy a few of your streamer for fall browns. Would you be willing to part with a few?

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    1. Gary Thompson,
      Thanks.
      Yes I be happy to tie a few for you. Email me and tell me what you would like.

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  9. Very Nice! I can see that Big Brown chasing it down now!

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    1. Fly Waters Edge,
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      Kevin that would be the cap for sure.

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  10. both Iron Horses are nice feats of engineering! well done!

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  11. The Iron Horse streamer will definitely be a winner at Upper Dam..

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