Just 2 week to go now until the start of the Streamers 365 project. Below is a taste of what the year will bring. We have a stellar line-up of tyers with a large portion of never before seen streamer patterns as well as some familiar classic ties. Please be sure to sign-up using the feedburner link to the right to get the daily updates posted to your inbox.
Hook: Partridge CS15
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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