Tied by: Ted Patlen
Originated by: Robert Wilson
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Bates Pg. 233-234
Hook: Unknown 3xl streamer hook
Tail: Short golden pheasant crest curving upward
Body: Copper wire or embossed copper tinsel
Throat: Black hackle
Wing: 2 matching sections of barred wood duck long and narrow, extending just beyond the tail
Notes: The pattern was originated in Scotland by a young Robert Wilson around 1890 as a wet fly pattern. Later on, Mr Wilson moved to Old Greenwich, Connecticut where the fly was converted to a streamer configuration. A friendly rivalry sprung up between Mr. Wilson and his friend Mr. George Fraser, pitting the Bob Wilson against the Fraser Streamer. There was no clear winner. The tail of the streamer was often clipped to even out the tips.
Ted Patlen – winner of seven fly-tying world championships, has demonstrated at fly-fishing conventions from the slopes of the Canadian Rockies to a 12th century Italian villa; as well as on a dusty parking lot in Roscoe, New York.
[visit Ted’s streamer page on Streamers 365]