Copper and Blue – Preview Pattern

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Copper and Blue Streamer Fly

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Partridge CS15
Head: Orange
Tail: Long golden pheasant crest
Body: Dark blue floss
Ribbing: Orange floss bordered by silver oval tinsel along each side
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Orange hackle
Wing: Four blue hackles
Shoulder: Blue peacock breast feather
Cheeks: Grey peacock pheasant

Notes: During the 2006 run for hockey’s Stanley Cup, I was struck with Oilers fever. The team came into the first round of playoff action just barely eking out an 8th place finish in the Western Conference. I spent many late nights cheering the team on, and had been on the edge of my seat for weeks while the games played out. A friend of mine had given me a small amount of Gray Peacock Pheasant, and I immediately though of using it to represent the “Oil Drop” in the Oilers logo. Sadly, the oilers lost in the finals, but their grit and determination was awe inspiring. This is one of my earlier long streamers, and even though I tied this early into my streamer addiction, it is still one of my favorite flies. I hope that you enjoy this “art fly”.

Darren MacEachern – Darren has been fishing from the age of 4 all across Canada. He started on the east coast in Prince edward Island before moving west to the banks of the Bow river in Calgary Alberta. he now resides just outside of Toronto, fishing the Great lakes and the fine tributary waters around.
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6 Responses to Copper and Blue – Preview Pattern

  1. christopher says:

    I just noticed you’re in Toronto! I tied a couple of these the way you suggested with the JC and Winter hatches asked me to demo it, you aren’t a member are you?

  2. christopher says:

    Absolutely love this fly, but finding the peacock pheasant isn’t easy, any ideas of what other feathers could be used as the cheek?

  3. pacres says:

    Thanks Kelly! I was gifted a few Peacock Pheasant feathers way back when and used them to tie this. I still have a couple left and should put them to use on another streamer. Thanks for checking out the streamer.

  4. Darren, I love the use of an orange and blue combination, and Grey Peacock Pheasant. It is something I have particular loved as well. Stunning fly.

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