This is another group of streamers designed for small to medium sized streams. But they are not limited to this size water and can be used in larger rivers, as well as still water.
The material list is quite simple. Mustad streamer hooks, Danville floss, some tinsel, a saddle hackle feather, Jungle Cock, and bucktail.
|"Ken Lockwood Streamer"|
This streamer is called "Ken Lockwood" streamer. It was named after Ken Lockwood a journalist and conservationist from New Jersey. Ken Lockwood Gorge is the name given to a fine section of the South Branch of the Raritan River in New Jersey.
This streamer is the "BT Special" it's a fly designed by me for use on the small wild trout streams I fish. Again simplicity is key. The bucktail I used can be used in a variety of ways. Using the gray side I had the base color. Then turning the tail over I obtained a dark brown to almost black color for the second color or top of the streamer. By using the bucktail like this one can tie various colored flies which make for subtle yet very effective contrast.
I love the simple streamer patterns, Alan. Thanks for posting. I'll need to tie some more. Do you have any suggestions for jungle cock replacement, or have you found the patterns are just as productive without.ReplyDelete
On bucktail patterns as these I would say that JC is optional. But you could paint an eye which would be very effective.
Do not use those plastic imitation JC eyes.
Those are beautiful. I would be afraid to use them in fear of loosing one. Nice work!ReplyDelete
Except for the JC, which is optional, they are cheap to tie so the loss isn't to bad.
Great work, looks like a great winter-time pattern! I can definitely imagine that swimming alongside a stream-side ice-shelf.ReplyDelete
That's just where I'm going to fish them.
Both patterns has that attractor feature especially with the bright colors. What is the life of these streamers? I know a lot of my dries are gone before the season in over, due to wear and of course the number of fish I land using it. Thanks for sharing
Attractor yes, but when wet they look like many forage fish in our waters.
They hold up very well. At times the floss bodies will show some fraying, but will last a long time.
Fran Betters said that if a fly is tied right it should last 50 to 100 trout.
Very good work on these patterns, Alan. Your "BT Special" has trout written all over it. Thanks for sharing these.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping it will bring a few brookies to hand.
Not a bad day to tie up some flies, nice streamers Alan. The SBR is one of my favorite local rivers.ReplyDelete
Ken Lockwood Gorge is on my list, perhaps this year.
They sure are beautiful to look at. I'll have to try tying some of these.ReplyDelete
They will work for you. Good therapy for you friend.
Love it! I will be borrowing the pattern, if you don't mind.ReplyDelete
I don't mind it, Pete. Sure hope it works well for you.
A buddy and I slayed the trout with streamers like this last year. It was late spring when a warm front was coming in. The fish went crazy and loved these flies. They'd make a wake before hitting them. It was pretty impressive. It's the first time in awhile too I've had a fish hit so hard it just snapped the fly off.ReplyDelete
That's great Kevin. Streamers are very effective. And like you said they will hit them with authority.
These "simple" creations are very easy on the eyes!ReplyDelete
Walt sort of like vanilla ice cream with a bit of whipped cream. Simple but satisfying.
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Those are some sharp looking streamers. I am going to tie some up and try for some steel once the ice is off the rivers here in OhioReplyDelete
That would be wonderful. I would love to hear how they worked for you.
Steelhead, one great fish.