Along with fishing small streams another pleasure I enjoy is tying streamer flies.
Most of the streamers can be fished successfully, although they are not practical for small streams.Larger rivers and lakes and ponds are where these flies really prove their value.
The two streamers I have tied here will be put to the test in the next week or so on the river that is pictured first in this post.
This streamer takes the shape and color of this widely known forage fish. Its size and swimming motion will bring out the hunger in most predators.
This streamer is called "33".
Its name comes from the fact its wing is tied with six saddle hackles, three on each side. They are of different colors.
The one thing in common with both these streamers is that both have an outside hackle of Silver Badger. This feather provides a great natural silver/gray fish color along with a natural black lateral line along the body.