03-31-2012, 12:22 AM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SW Montana
Re: Favorite Small Stream Off to a Great Start
Thanks Dean! The dead rainbow is at least 27". I have not used any of the streamers from the swap yet. I'll probably take them out next weekend.
Here is the pattern I came up with this winter. The one in the center is the fly I used to catch the rainbow in the pic and several others that day. Probably nothing too original. I'm calling it Phil's Feather Duster. Feel free to let me know if I'm just reinventing the wheel and this pattern already exists. I was trying to come up with a minnow/sculpin pattern that appears to have some mass, but still be light enough for use on a 4 wt rod. At 2.25" when wet its a little larger than most of the small streamers I fish on a 4 wt. When its dry its does not look very impressive, but when its wet I think it looks pretty good.
Here are the materials:
-Size 8 3X Long Hook
-4mm Black Brass Bead
-.015 Lead Free Round Wire (16 wraps)
-Flashabou (Black on brown fly, yellow on olive fly, 3 strands per side for subtle flash)
-Strung Maribou (Tied on in 3 "clumps")
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Last edited by pab1; 03-31-2012 at 10:00 AM.