Thursday, March 4, 2010
I was at the vise last night and came up with this neat little streamer guy. Tied on a Tiemco 300, size 8. Tie in your bead chain eyes and then add 12-15 wraps of .015 lead wire. Next, tie in the tip of a tan grizzly marabou feather, leaving the rest of the stem. Add a couple strands of copper or bronze Flashabou. Wrap the rest of the feather forward, similar to Ross Mueller's gray leach pattern. Select another grizzly marabou feather, rip off the long strands at the tip and tie in and wind forward again. Grab a third feather and this time leave the long, wispy feathers on. Tie it in and fold the long fibers back. Tie off and using velcro, gently comb back the marabou. Around your bead chain eyes, tie in three or four clumps of Australian opossum. Done. Once I did a couple of these I realized that I could whip them out very quickly. An important quality for a trout streamer. I'm excited to drop one behind an egg pattern for steelhead as well. Good luck to everyone that heads out this weekend. Prepare for crowds, most of the state is supposed to be in the upper-thirties to low-forties.
Posted by ns at 9:26 AM