For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, June 20, 2021
How it begins, featherwing thoughts....
Where it begins...a couple of drawers of saddle hackles, and some thread, hooks and Jungle Cock. My thoughts on streamer construction. I love tying the old classics but my love is the creative style I focused on as a tyer just starting. I was asked to tie flies at a show in Danbury CT a long time ago. I was seated next to a fellow who just loved tying outlandish flies. His creations were an inspiration to me and put me on a path to streamer creating.
You see here two different saddle hackles which are the base of a creative streamer. Along with the saddle hackle is a Jungle Cock feather. It is here where the creativity comes into play.
When those six basic feathers mix with a few others as well as a good hook come together to form a "featherwing" streamer fly.
And the result of some additional feathers and materials and a streamer that is not only pleasing to look at but also a pattern that will attract those autumn salmonids.
With my second cup of Java finished I will head downstairs to fix a wonderful breakfast.