#107 – Black and Blue

#107 Black and Blue - Robert Frandsen
#107 Black and Blue - Robert Frandsen

Tied by: Robert Frandsen
Originated by: Robert Frandsen

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat copper tinsel
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black silk / floss
Rib: Flat blue mylar tinsel edged on both sides by fine copper wire
Belly: Peacock herl then Silver Dr. blue bucktail
Throat: Silver Dr. blue schlappen
Wing: 2 Silver Dr. blue hackles flanked by black dyed badger hackle
Shoulder: Peacock body blue
Eyes: Jungle cock
Head: Black (optional blue eye or band)

Notes: It’s funny that I often hear that there are not many blue streamer patterns out there, but the more I look, the more I see, and I must say I really love the blues in Bob’s creation. He started out designing this fly just with the theme of black and blue in mind (hence the name) and created this cracking troller of a streamer. While editing the photograph, my blue Betta fish got quite excited when he glanced at it up on my computer screen, he put on an aggressive show for the streamer. It’s unlikely it will be used for catching betta anytime soon, but here is hoping some land locked salmon have the same response.

Robert FrandsenBob (Robert) Frandsen – I started fishing at a pretty early age going as a hanger on with my grandfather in my pre- school years.
I began tying flies at 13 under the guidance of Lance Wedlick who was well known in Australia more as writer.
“The Blacker Compendium” | Robert’s site
[visit Bob’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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