For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Small Stream Hair Wing Streamers
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.