#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 Comments

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

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