Could you post a pic of this fly? I fish around the Great Lakes region and have never heard of this.I, like many Great Lakes area fisherman always keep this pattern in our box as a Top Ten goto fly. It's called an Indian Streamer. It's a white man's interpretation of a PREhistoric Iroquois fishing lure - an avian bone on a hook! Take any 3 to 6 XL long streamer hook, black tying thread, white wool yarn and 4-5 strands of peacock herl. Lay a smooth thread base on the hook shank, tie in the yarn, wrap to the front and tie down, tie in the herl and finish the head with a whip finish - DO NOT CUT YOUR THREAD YET! Tie the herl to the top of the body with open spirals of thread all the way to the back of the yarn and finish with a couple whip finishes, cut your thread and treat front and back tie-ins with head cement - DONE! Quick, easy and deadly - a triple threat!
Thank-you! All of the patterns in that post looked like fish catchers!I don't have a camera (that I can find!!) but I just participated in a swap on the Fly Tying Forum and there's a picture there to give you an idea. This tie has a layer of optional bucktail under the peacock and a gill hotspot (also optional) but you should be able to see the basic pattern here - http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?/topic/90989-classic-bucktail-swap/page/5/ - in the second row, second one in. Hope this helps.