#53 – Grizzly Prince

#53 Grizzly Prince - Ted Patlen
#53 Grizzly Prince - Ted Patlen

Tied by: Ted Patlen
Originated by: Austin S. Hogan
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing (page 285-286)

Hook: 4xl streamer hook
Thread: Black 70 denier
Tail: Orange hackle fibers
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Throat: Orange hackle fibers
Wing: 2 white hackles flanked by gizzly hackle with the hackle fibers stripped off the bottom side so that the white shows though.
Shoulder: Wood duck body feathers 1/3 wing length.
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: The Grizzly Prince streamer was designed by notary angler and founding director of the American Museum of Flyfishing in Manchester, Vermont, Austin S. Hogan. One of the most interesting concepts he employed in his flies was the stripping of the bottom or top of the outside hackle in the wing. By removing the lower barbules, the inner white was exposed, creating a two tone effect on the wing of the streamer. This form of color blending was used to obtain a natural look to the streamer, mimicking the bait fish as closely as possible. The Grizzly Prince was designed for fishing water with medium visibility. Mr. Hogan was amongst a group of anglers one of who is considered streamer royalty. One of Carrie Stevens original streamers, Austie Special was named in his honor.

Ted Patlen Ted Patlen – winner of seven fly-tying world championships, has demonstrated at fly-fishing conventions from the slopes of the Canadian Rockies to a 12th century Italian villa; as well as on a dusty parking lot in Roscoe, New York.
[visit Ted’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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2 Comments

  1. Ted, I love this pattern. You don’t see it much. You did a wonderful job on it. Congrats for bringing this beauty to 365 Streamers. This is a fairly difficult pattern to tie, I know. 🙂

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