#212 – Bucktail Silver Streamer

#212 Bucktail Silver Streamer - Bob Petti
#212 Bucktail Silver Streamer – Bob Petti

Tied by: Bob Petti
Originated by: Ray Bergman
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing: Bates Pg. 238

Hook: Mustad 3665A #6-#12
Thread: Black
Body: Embossed silver tinsel
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Underwing: A small bunch of white bucktail
Wing: 2 silver badger hackles
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: This is one of the three streamers originated by Ray Bergman. The streamer should be dressed spare so that is compresses to a thin minnow shape in the water. The original pattern calls for a golden pheasant crest dyed red in place of the red hackle throat. A slight variation of the pattern calls for the tyer to place the bucktail on the streamer as a belly instead of the underwing and then omit the red throat.

Bob PettiBob Petti – Bob Petti is a fly fisherman and fly tyer from the Catskill Mountain region of New York. Like so many other fly tyers, he started his journey innocently. “All I wanted was the ability to tie the Royal Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, and Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear. I didn’t have much money and it wasn’t easy to buy flies at the time. Heck I couldn’t even afford a decent pair of waders back then, so I thought a small investment in tying flies would pay off in the long run.” A couple decades later his one-shoe-box hobby has grown to a full blown identity.
Bob on Global Fly Fisher
[visit Bob’s streamer page]

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