Friday, January 17, 2014

"Silver Badger Prince" and the "Acid Drop Brookie"

"Silver Badger Prince"
Here's a featherwing that went together a few weeks ago. I had purchased a silver badger saddle years ago and it's beautiful. I usually pair it up with other feathers to create the effect I like


Hook, Martenek Rangeley Streamer...Body, Gray Yarn... Tag and Rib, Flat Silver Tinsel... Throat, Silver Badger Hackle... Wing, Two Purple, and Two Silver Badger Saddle Hackles... Cheeks, Jungle Cock... Head Peacock Herl.





"The Acid Drop Brookie" by Val Kropiwnicki. This very cool streamer was featured in the "Streamers 365 Project" The story of this fly can be seen here. http://streamers365.com/2012/12/366-acid-drop-brookie/



21 comments:

  1. Alan....awesome flies.....your detail for pairing those feathers are "2nd-to none...

    To see flies tied like that reminds me of watching my Gran-Daddy tie when I was just a young ladd....

    Thank you for sharing....(streamers are my fav flies of all-time !!)

    Dave

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    1. flyfisher1000,
      Thanks.
      Dave, they are a passion of mine since the mid seventies. I love their histories.

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  2. The peacock heel head really suits.

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    1. Col,
      Thanks.
      It sort of adds that touch of royalty to the fly.

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  3. Alan
    The detail on the Silver Badger Prince is astounding; are you always on the hunt for unusual feathers to create that unique combo of color and pattern design? How difficult is it to tie a pattern like the Silver Badger Prince? Exceptional work at the tying bench—thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Every time I enter a fly shop I'll scope out the feathers, not always buying but there are times when you'll find that something special. I say it's not to much of a problem tying, but at first it can frustrate a fellow. The thing is to keep doing it and they will soon be like tying your shoes.

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  4. Stunning!! comes to mind!! Outstanding Al!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate that Pete.

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  5. I will add that as I get older a lot of things in fly tying look the same as patterns I have seen before. However, not in this case. The Silver Badger is beautiful work and pleasant on my eyes!

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    1. Mel Moore,
      Thanks.
      Mel streamers and Atlantic salmon flies are so pleasing.

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  6. Do you fish these or sell them as art for tens of thousands?

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    1. Peter Carlson,
      Thanks.
      Pete, some I fish but most go into boxes. It's later in life that they'll fetch those thousands.

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  7. Always enjoy your beautiful creations.

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    1. Jim Yayssy Albright,
      Thanks.
      Jim your very kind.

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  8. The color and the artful displays in the last couple of posts are a pleasure to observe on a cold winter day.

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    1. rivertoprambles,
      Thanks.
      Walt the white and grays of winter can at times depress one. This splash of difference is welcomed.

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  9. I love the peacock hurl head great looking fly.

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    1. Savage,
      Thanks.
      It's sort of frosting on the cake.

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  10. I like the Silver Badger Prince. Elegant.

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    1. ssj,
      Thanks.
      The streamer did come together rather nicely.

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  11. Acid Drop Brookie? Is that a close cousin to the Purple Haze Stoned Nymph?

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