#144 – Santiam Sunrise

#144 Santiam Sunrise - Robbie Hiltz
#144 Santiam Sunrise - Robbie Hiltz

Tied by: Robbie Hiltz
Originated by: Monte Smith
Source: Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers; Klausmeyer Pg 95

Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Tag: Gold oval tinsel
Body: Purple floss
Ribbing: Gold oval tinsel
Belly: Yellow bucktail, white bucktail, two short golden pheasant crests
Throat: White schlappen with deep red schlappen at front
Underwing: A few strands of peacock herl covered with a long golden pheasant crest
Wing: Two fire orange hackles flanked by two purple hackles
Shoulders: Dyed orange mallard flank
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: This western developed streamer has a distinct eastern feel to it. Monte Smith developed the streamer and named it in honor of the Santiam River, one of Oregon’s treasures. Rather than being thrown or trolled to Atlantic Salmon and Brook trout, this streamer was born to find the tug of the feisty steelhead and pacific salmon who migrate the Central Cascades in Oregon.

Robbie Hiltz Robbie Hiltz – Born in 1975 in a lovely little Annapolis Valley town of Berwick, N.S. I grew up fishing behind my grandparents’ house on the North mountain angling for lovely little brook trout. The brook and stream were small as I but back then everything seemed so big. Fast forward 20 years and I was still fishing but the worm and alder was replaced with rapalas and spinning reels and the quarry was now anything that a person could catch.
[visit Robbie’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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