#142 – Champ’s Special Streamer

#142 Champ's Special Streamer - Bob Petti

#142 Champ's Special Streamer - Bob Petti

Tied by: Bob Petti
Originated by: Frank Congdon
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing: Bates Pg. 253

Hook: Sealey & Sons unknown #5
Thread: Black
Tail: Red floss
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: A small bunch of white bucktail over 4-5 peacock herls
Underwing: A small bunch of yellow bucktail
Wing: 4 grizzly hackles
Head: Black

Notes: The pattern was designed by Mr. frank Congdon from Middletown, Connecticut and was named for his wife. The yellow bucktail in the underwing was sometimes substituted with 2 golden pheasant crests, so the bucktail is also kept sparse. The pattern was given to the Weber Tackle Co.

Bob PettiBob Petti – Bob Petti is a fly fisherman and fly tyer from the Catskill Mountain region of New York. Like so many other fly tyers, he started his journey innocently. “All I wanted was the ability to tie the Royal Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, and Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear. I didn’t have much money and it wasn’t easy to buy flies at the time. Heck I couldn’t even afford a decent pair of waders back then, so I thought a small investment in tying flies would pay off in the long run.” A couple decades later his one-shoe-box hobby has grown to a full blown identity.
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2 Responses to #142 – Champ’s Special Streamer

  1. pacres says:

    I like that pattern, I’d also like to see it with the Golden Pheasant crest in place of the yellow bucktail. Nice tie Bob!

  2. Kelly L says:

    I like this fly a lot Bob. The fact it has grizzly is a huge plus for me. You did a great job on this one.

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