#172 – Dr. Burke

#172 Dr. Burke - Darren MacEachern

#172 Dr. Burke - Darren MacEachern

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Dr. Edgar A. Burke
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing; Bates (Pg. 263)

Hook: Gamakatsu Russian River #2
Tail: 15 peacock sword fibers tied long
Body: Flat silver tinsel #10
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: Four white hackles
Cheek: Jungle cock
Throat: Yellow schlappen tied long
Head: Black

Notes: The streamer was originated by Dr. Edgar Burke of New Jersey who was also the artist behind the famous fly plates from Ray Bergman’s wet fly bible “Trout”. The streamer was first developed in 1927 for use on the Kennebago Stream in Maine. The streamer is similar in design to Dr. Burke’s “Family Secret”, a streamer that has it’s origin in the Dr. Burke Streamer. Both patterns have proved excellent flies for large sport fish varieties.

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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3 Comments

  1. […] hair wing version of the streamer. You can find the feather wing version of the streamer posted as #172 in the 2012 Streamers 365 […]

  2. A great streamer pattern. I think it’s underfished.
    Well done.

  3. Kelly L says:

    Beautiful fly Daren. The tail is especially nice, and hard to do.

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