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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Classic New Zealand Streamers

    Thanks Chris. I like seeing those older patterns, and will look forward to more from your book. They are so much different than what I'm used to seeing. Nice tie and fly. Wish that my heads were as good as yours, perfect.

  2. #12

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    Thanks JP and Jimmie

    The fish targeted in Taupo and Rotorua are big rainbows
    in canterbury big Browns

    Chris

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    Chris: That is a great looking Streamer, thanks for posting the pattern, I'm going to have a go at tying one and trying on the Colorado or maybe over on the Green!

    Larry

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    Hi Chris,

    Yep, that will work. I like the old streamer patterns and have caught more than a few fish off guard with them.

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  5. #15

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    Thanks Larry tell me how you go with it larry

    Thanks Ard I also enjoy the old patterns they can be pleasing to tie and look at

    The Turkey and Red (or Yellow)

    Hook- 2-6
    Tail- a bunch of brown turkey, the tail ends under the long wing tip
    Rib- flat silver or embosed silver
    Body- thick wool or mohair usualy yellow or red
    Wing- brown turkey, tied long and swept back
    Hackle- long soft red cock, let some cover the wing base but very sparse, tie the rest under
    Head- black



    The turkey and red/yellow was one of the flies that was part of the transition from the classic brittish salmon fly to the Taupo streamer that is used today, and no Taupo angler would be with out turkey flies when they were in use.

    This Old tie is suposed too be tied rough, thick wool or mohair was normaly used, later devalopments of the turkey was the split tie and in most cases the feather used was grouse, even this style of tying is now forgoten.

    The method of tying a split fly is spliting the tail feather of a partridge or grouse and tie it in with the rib using the matching slips, I will do some split flies when I get some of materials needed, split flies were some of the most sucessfull tied and only lost popularity because of the cost of the sutible feathers ($2 each 5-10 years ago).


    Chris
    Last edited by ChrisinselwynNZ; 04-03-2010 at 08:08 PM.

  6. #16

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    Nailer R.Naylor

    Hook- 2-6
    Tag- Silver
    Tail- Golden Pheasent
    Body- 4 segments alternate yellow and black (wool or chenille)
    Wing- Turkey
    Cheeks- Lesser hen pheasent wing coverts
    Collar- Soft black cock
    Head- Black



    This fly made it in to the stores by chance, the night R. Naylor tied it the fly was lost to a trout and several days later the trout was caught by an other angler and the fly was taken in to be copyed, the shop that copyed it was Kellys of Rotorua and appears it one their old pattern sheets.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Classic New Zealand Streamers

    Chris,

    Really nice and I like the back story, keep them coming.

  8. #18

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    Thanks Ard
    The next one is simalar too this one but more fully dressed and no back ground story

    Chris

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    That is a very nice Streamer Chris....I like It A lot...I am in the process of moving my house ..every thing is packed....When I get into my new house...I Try my hand at some Streamers...They look like Fun.....Look Very nice Chris...


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  10. #20

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    Thanks Flyslinger I get alot of enjoyment from them

    Tongariro Queen

    Original tier Unknown

    Hook- 2-6
    Tag- silver
    Tail- golden pheasent topping
    body- yellow and red wool alternating with ginger hackle tied between each segment
    Wing- turkey
    Collar- soft ginger cock
    Head- black



    This is an old pattern that is no longer used, some tiers have tryed to revamp it for modern fishermen by using flashy chenille and some flash in the wing with no hackle or tag and tail the new pattern looks nice an Im shure it catches fish

    Chris

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