For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Using dubbing to create bodies for streamers is an idea I've been fooling around with these last few weeks. The simplicity of the fly makes it pretty easy to tie, and even a tyer just starting can whip up a few of these and catch fish. I took this one out yesterday and managed several nice trout in a couple hours. That report will come later.
This streamer has an antron fiber for the body. I chose this material because of its sparkle. Antron dubbing comes in many colors so you can create many patterns to suit your fishing. The materials needed are Antron dubbing, red hackle fibers. You can use any color hackle for a tail. Thin silver ribbing, again you can use gold if you like. The ribbing gives the fly some flash as well as durability. For the wing use mallard flank feathers, this one uses natural mallard. The use of dyed mallard feathers can be used. The streamer is tied on a number 10 hook so it's perfect for the small stream as well as larger rivers and still water lakes and ponds.