Saturday, March 15, 2014

Streamers

Until we can really be done with this winters relentless hold on us, and severely limiting my ability to fish, I'll continue to tie flies.

This first streamer is tied with a yellow calftail wing. Calftail is a great substitute for bucktail if you can find it where the hairs are straight and fine. It's also tied with a jungle cock eye. Most of the hair wing streamers I tie are without jungle cock but once every so often I'll use it. These streamers are all tied on Mustad 3665A #10 hook. I find this hook to be the best for this type of streamer.



These streamers are tied with wings from ground squirrel. The hair is fine and has a fishy looking natural color. I think it's much easier to tie with than grey squirrel. They also have a throat of various colored hackle.


This streamer is a favorite of mine. It's a variation of the Royal Coachman. I tie it without the golden pheasant tippet tail. It's a good brook trout streamer.


This group is headed to Kansas. These are known as "SJ" flies, pattern 1.


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16 comments:

  1. These are as pretty as spring flowers. I love that RC variation.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      I can't wait to see a few of those.
      The R.C. is a productive pattern.

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  2. Awesome looking flies as usual, can't wait to get the flies. Thank you again sir.

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    1. Atlas,
      Thanks.
      Bryan, catch one for me.

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  3. I don't use streamers like these but I sure like looking at them.

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    1. Howard,
      Thanks.
      A classic black nosed dace, would be awesome on one of those Eagle Claw/Pflueger combos of yours.

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  4. Alan
    These nice looking streamers are a reminder for me to try some of those you sent me a while back. I could have used some the other day, but I was so caught up in the dry that day until I forgot all other patterns. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      As long as you can take them on dries, stay with it.
      There will be times when a streamer can save the day.

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  5. Those will do the trick.
    You've inspired me to head down to the basement laboratory.

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    1. Apache Trout,
      Thanks.
      I'm going to tie a streamer that will take a trout or two in your salty home river..........stay tuned.

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  6. Well done, Alan. Those streamers are sleek and what I call tied with love. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Mel Moore.
      Thanks.
      Sleek and sparse. Retrieve them in a darting erratic fashion and hold on.

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  7. Beautiful streamers, Alan, really like the ground squirrel effect. I guess we'll all be well-stocked with flies as spring finally comes.

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    1. Walt Franklin,
      Thanks.
      And in the water the hair is so translucent. For sure.

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