#8 – Jim Warner Special

#8 Jim Warner Special - Darren MacEachern
#8 Jim Warner Special - Darren MacEachern

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Mike Martinek Jr.
Source: Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide; Klausmeyer Pg. 130

Hook: #4 Mustad 3907B
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Red floss clipped
Body: Flat silver Mylar tinsel
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Wing: Yellow bucktail under 4 olive grizzly hackles
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black 6/0 thread

Notes: A tribute to one of his [Mike Martinek] major influences, Jim Warner. I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to Jim. He is a generous soul, it is an honor to know him, and it isn’t difficult to see why Mike developed the fly in Jim’s honor. Jim has kept up many traditions that have long since disappeared, and I love buying streamers from him. Each of the streamers I buy from Jim are always accompanied by a friendly letter of gratitude, and some history about the fly you hold in your hand. It gives you a true feeling of being connected.

This casting streamer has all the elements of a wonderful fish catching fly having a dark wing, silver belly and strike inducing red and orange. I have seen two versions of the streamer, one with the orange tail and another with a yellow tail. Although the fly is a tribute, it is quite an effective streamer.

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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