#199 – Zayne’s Growl

#199 Zayne's Growl - Darren MacEachern

#199 Zayne’s Growl – Darren MacEachern

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek #1 8xl streamer hook
Thread: Black flat waxed nylon
Tail: Peacock sword then a pair of jungle cock nails tied back to back in a vertical plane
Body: Black floss
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: Dark blue bucktail
Wing: Four black hackles
Shoulder: Peacock body feather
Eye: Jungle cock spear
Head: Peacock sword

Notes: Darren named the pattern after his son and an interesting children’s book about a monster named Growl. He uses jungle cock spears which are found on some capes near the back of the cape. Spears, like the jungle cock nails, have a hard enamel with white to orange tones. They are particularly useful on streamers as they have a nice shape that mimics the flow of the wing.

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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4 Responses to #199 – Zayne’s Growl

  1. Kelly L says:

    Darren, this is one of your best. LOVED IT.

  2. pacres says:

    Thanks Rich. Much appreciated. 🙂

  3. Rich Connors says:

    You are on a roll Darren….great fly!

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