Hook: Custom Don Ordes 6xl 1 14/0 shark hook
Thread: Black FWN
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Black wool
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: 2 peacock sword feathers tied
Wing: Feather are glued onto a foam template and layered white, yellow, orange and black.
Shoulder: Peacock eye feather
Topping: Peacock herl
Notes: Don had sent me this hook as well as a much larger hook which will require a much larger vise. The 14/0 just fit into the jaws of my Griffin Montana Mongoose and so I had not too much trouble tying this. The hard part was figuring out what to tie on this generously sized hook, and so not having any feathers that would create a suitable wing, I decided to build one. I’m pretty sure that the wing is functional as a fishing streamer, but I don’t have a rod big enough to cast something like this. Chuck and duck redefined for me. Happy April 1st.
The March streamers will be auctioned off starting next Sunday April 8th.
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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