#137 – Copper Head

#137 Copper Head - Joel Stansbury
#137 Copper Head - Joel Stansbury

Tied by: Joel Stansbury
Originated by: Joel Stansbury

Hook: Partridge CS15
Thread: White
Body: White floss
Rib: Silver flat mylar tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: White hackle fibers
Underwing: Mixed white and yellow bucktail
Wing: Olive hackle flanked by silver badger hackle
Shoulder: Copper pheasant
Eyes: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: A stunning smelt pattern with a touch of glamour thrown in. The copper pheasant used in the shoulder casts some amazing iridescent bronze and coppers, adding some shine to the otherwise subdued pattern. The underwing helps to give some bulk to the head, and when the streamer gets damp, you might think Joel netted this one out of the creek. Another great Joel Stansbury pattern, I really wish we had more of them to share.

Joel Stansbury Joel Stansbury – I started tying flies about 1967 in Wausau, Wisconsin when I worked for Kraft Foods. I have been lucky to get lessons from Dick Talleur & Bob Veverka, and a long time friendship and correspondence with John Shewey. I learned Spey flies from John, Streamers & Dee flies from Bob, and everything else from Dick.
[visit Joel’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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5 Comments

  1. Thanks guys. I just got back from my annual salt Water fishing trip to Florida. I visit an old High school buddy and we try to scare every fish that swims on the west coast. Sadly, they just laugh at us, and swim away. Got eaten alive by mosquitos in the everglades! and scared away by some big crocs 13-14ft. Decided we didn’t want to fish that day! at least not in the ‘glades. Ate some fabulous food, got a good tan, and some wonderful reminiscing about the good ole days!
    Again, thanks for the kind words.
    P.S. I would be glad to send you more originals if you want Darren.

  2. Now Joel, That is a nice streamer. I like its looks. I am going to have to tye some up for this summer.

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