After seeing Tyler's flies yesterday I got to thinking that we should maybe have an individual thread for the big streamer tyers out there.
There are a lot of great patterns tied by many big fish junkies. A few that i know of are Mike Schmidt, Rich Strolis, Patrick Robinson, Kelly Galloup and Greg Senyo.
These guys are tying many non traditional patterns and catching lots of big fish with their creations.
Of course there are the very traditional long shank streamers perfected by many including Don Bastian
While most folks might shy away from tying these monstrosities (thats what I first thought of them when i saw them), they are definitely fun to tie as well as look at, and of course fish.
I've tied flies designed by each of the guys mentioned above. I'm sure there are more great fly designers out there that i haven't yet come across.
Let use this thread to pass on info about flies we find and like to tie, tyers we find that produce interesting off beat patterns, and of course the fish we catch with the flies we tie.
Traditional streamer patterns can also be included here. One such interesting project started a couple days ago is STREAMERS365.COM
This project aims to tie and present a new streamer each day for the entire year, tied by many of the best fly tyers around.
Hope you guys will help develop this thread as well as your own skills and maybe it will help spark further interest in the BIG JUNK!
You can see some of my creations in my photo album here