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Friday, November 22, 2013
The "Edson Tiger" revisited.
Those that have followed this blog know of my fondness for brook trout. I can't put into words the feeling I get when I catch one of these guys. They are a blast to catch on a dry fly, but it's the simple bucktails, which I believe were designed for the brook trout, that I enjoy using. This is one such bucktail that is a staple in my fly box. This fly has taken more brook trout for me than any other streamer. This fly is easy to tie and does not require a lot of expensive materials. You can use a variety of hooks, I use everyday run of the mill Mustads in a variety of sizes. Peacock herl for the body, yellow calftail for the wing, and a tuft of red hackle for a topping.
What I would like to see is anglers and tyers putting some of these to the test where you fish. I would love to see some of the western fly fishers try these out. And you anglers who fish warm water species try this bucktail.
Simple hooks. Use what you have as long as they are a streamer hook.
These are some Edson Tigers tied in various sizes using different materials for the tail. I also tie them with a wire rib to give them some weight. Tie the Edson Tiger sparse, and the more it gets chewed the better it produces.