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    Default Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

    I will target rainbow / steelhead trout with this but have no doubt it will catch silver salmon if you want.


    After tying several versions I've settled in with this as what the fly will be in future copies.

    Hook: Daiichi 2055 #3 gold finish
    Thread: White 6/0 until the wings & cheeks are secured then change to silk
    Tail: Tragopan Pheasant wing coverlets paired and tied upright
    Body: Embossed silver foil double wound front to back & return
    Ribbing: Vintage Herter's fine gold oval strand or similar
    Wing: 2 Silver Doctor blue saddles covered with 2 pale yellow saddles
    Cheeks: Jungle Cock Nails selected to scale of wing
    Collar: Pale Yellow hackle 3 turns followed by Claret Red 2 turns
    Head: Garnet colored Perarsall's Silk with 2 coat lacquer finish

    Yum Yum

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    Default Re: Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

    Beautiful tie!
    "I cast my hook into a single stream; but my pleasure is as if I owned a kingdom." - Chi K'ang (223-262)

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    Default Re: Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

    Can this double as an earring as well? Gorgeous...

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    Default Re: Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

    Ard: All I can say is WOW, what a beautiful pattern!

    Larry
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    Default Re: Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

    That one's a real beauty Ard. You've got some interesting colors in this fly. I hope it gets you some grabs, though one might argue it could be framed.
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    Default Re: Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

    That's a beaut!!

    I was actually throwing your light spruce in the smokey mountains of tennessee this past weekend. Didn't get any takers but I have no idea if that was event he right streamer for wild rainbows or not. I know so little about classic wing streamers but am very intrigued
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    Default Re: Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

    Quote Originally Posted by brookfieldangler View Post
    That's a beaut!!

    I was actually throwing your light spruce in the smokey mountains of tennessee this past weekend. Didn't get any takers but I have no idea if that was event he right streamer for wild rainbows or not. I know so little about classic wing streamers but am very intrigued
    I hope those flies swim upright, after they were done I was wishing I had made the hackle more full. I wish you had caught a beauty with it because that would boost confidence in using such flies.

    Jason,

    I made just 3 of these because they take some work. Getting the body right and wing set was time consuming. I figure that if they work well for trout I'll streamline the process with different body material and won't be so fussy with the wings. As you know there is a big difference between fishing flies and one you are going to use that 1:1 macro lens on. heck, a fly that looks perfect to the naked eye can end up looking like a train wreck under that lens

    At this point I have all the clip boxes refilled but one, (that 9.90 special I picked up) and then will go back to tubes - Sculpins - and Intruder style. If nothing else I'll have a terrific selection of flies ready for spring

    Thanks to all for the generous comments,

    Ard

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    Default Re: Hybrid Streamer for Trout & Salmon;

    Nice fly Ard, I just noticed the tail, nice.
    Tim

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