#274 – Grey Squirrel Silver Streamer

#274 Grey Squirrel Silver Streamer - Bob Petti
#274 Grey Squirrel Silver Streamer – Bob Petti

Tied by: Bob Petti
Originated by: Ray Bergman
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing: Bates Pg. 284-285

Hook: Unknown 5xl #6-#12
Thread: Black
Body: Embossed silver tinsel
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Underwing: A small bunch of grey squirrel hair
Wing: 2 grizzly hackles
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: This is one of the three squirrel tail streamers originated by Ray Bergman. The streamer should be tied in smaller sizes and kept sparse. This was a popular streamer for fishing the early spring rainbow trout on the Gunnison River in Colorado. In that local, it is incorrectly referred to as the G.J. Streamer, named so after the angler who introduced the pattern received from Mr. Bergman. The streamer is useful for fishing high waters, and can be especially effective in the evening.

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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