#168 – Canary

#168 Canary - Darren MacEachern

#168 Canary – Darren MacEachern

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Sources: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard Pg. 128-129

Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: White flat waxed nylon (FWN)
Tag: Silver tinsel
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Body: Silver tinsel
Belly: Yellow bucktail
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: 6 yellow hackles
Cheek: Jungle cock
Head: Black (optional orange band)

Notes: Another Carrie Stevens simple pattern. There also exists a Canary Custom pattern which loses the tail and substitutes the all silver body with an orange floss body ribbed with silver tinsel. This is a simple streamer to tie as these things go, and the only thing to keep an eye on is the tail. Tying the tail can cause a bit of a bump in the body, but by adding a bit extra material along the top of the hook shank. This will keep the underbody uniform along the length of the shank.

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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1 Response to #168 – Canary

  1. Kelly L says:

    That is one classy, beautiful fly!

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