#166 – Blue Badger

#166 Blue Badger - Steve Labrecque

#166 Blue Badger - Steve Labrecque

Tied by: Steve Labrecque
Originated by: Steve Labrecque

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #1
Thread: White
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Butt: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Yellow floss
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Blue hackle fibers
Underwing: Peacock herl
Wing: 2 blue hackles flanked by badger hackle dyed yellow
Shoulder: Mallard flank dyed yellow
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: This is a beautiful creation Steve has put together with blue and yellow. The combination of these colors also produces some convincing smelty greens. Steve’s recipe calls for golden badger dyed yellow and will produce a bit richer color than a silver badger hackle, but either could be used. To really appreciate the streamer, it should be wet and hanging from the jaw of a bright salmon.

steve labrecque Steve Labrecque – Steve is 55 years old and has been tying streamers for over 35 years. He has one son and four grandchildren to pass on his fishing passion to. He has specialized in tandem streamers for many of those years but enjoys tying on long shank hooks as well. Steve was raised near the water and he grew up in the Sebago Lake area. Both his father and grandfather had fishing camps on the lake, and fishing and streamers run deep in his blood.
[visit Steve’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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