Hook: #1 8xl Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Carrie Stevens Rangeley Streamer Hook
Thread: Black flat waxed nylon
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Tail: Red schlappen
Body: Black floss
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Red schlappen
Wing: 2 black hackles flanked by grizzly dyed olive
Shoulder: Red golden pheasant
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: This fly was tied to imitate a Pearl Dace. The black is placed behind the olive so that the true color of the dace comes through when wet. I came up with pattern after seeing large trout chase these dark minnows in the shallows. The water would erupt when the trout came in, and I was able to catch a few to study closer. The name pays homage to an ancestor who died at the turn of the 19th century.
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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