Tied by: Ted Patlen
Originated by: Chief Needahbeh
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Bates – Pg. 255
Hook: 6xl streamer hook (unknown)
Thread: Black 70 denier
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail: Section of red duck quill
Body: Red floss with a red hackle collar wound at the 1/3 forward point of the hook
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Wing: 2 yellow hackles flanked by red hackles
Eye: Jungle cock
Collar: Red hackle
Notes: The pattern was designed by Chief Needahbeh, a member of the Penobscot tribe and the owner of Needahbeh’s Shack, a tackle shop at Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine. There are a couple versions of the fly that were tied by Chief Needahbeh including one without the middle collar and an orange version of the streamer. The orange winged version was said to be a great pattern for dark days and was known to persuade both largemouth and smallmouth bass as well as the intended target of salmon and trout.
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.
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