#5 – Finned Phoenix

#5 Finned Phoenix - Darren MacEachern

#5 Finned Phoenix - Darren MacEachern

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Mustad #3907B #4
Tag: Medium silver flat tinsel
Ribbing: Medium silver flat tinsel
Body: Orange floss
Belly: 15-20 peacock herl
Wing: 2 yellow hackles flanked by orange, then red and claret, each one shorter than the last.
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: I had been playing around with some different ways to graduate color in the wing of my streamers. Most of my efforts required me to hand color the feathers with permanent marker, but I wasn’t happy with the saturation of the color into the feather. This graduated feather has a much smoother blend when it’s wet and the color is more vibrant. I tied this streamer with pre-assembled wings and tied along the hook shank in the Stevens style so the fly is quite slender when it gets dipped.

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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13 Responses to #5 – Finned Phoenix

  1. petr haisman says:

    This fly looks very cool Darren, I really like the color blending. It is an amazing fly. Petr

  2. Andrew says:

    Like a streak of flame… hot, hot, hot! Run that one past big Brown trout I think…

  3. Monte Smith says:

    Sweet streamer, Darren. I really like the way you have blended the colors of the wing. Quite striking!

    • pacres says:

      Thanks Monte. I’ve also benn playing around with some of the Funky Feathers from FeathersMC with some interesting results.

  4. Gary says:

    Wow man thats blended perfectly Love it

  5. pacres says:

    Thanks Robbie and David!

  6. David Mac says:

    Very beautiful streamer Darren, the blending of colors really pops, A+++

  7. Robbie hiltz says:

    Great fly Darren. Love the colors!

  8. Keith says:

    Sweet fly Darren. Almost like the wings are on fire.
    Really liking this idea of yours sir

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