#281 – Shelburne Bay Sunset

#281 Shelburne Bay Sunset - Bill Chandler

#281 Shelburne Bay Sunset – Bill Chandler

Tied by: Bill Chandler
Originated by: Bill Chandler

Hook: Edgar Sealey & Sons 1762B #1/0
Thread: White 8/0
Body: Gold flat tinsel
Under-shoulder: Yellow hackle fibers
Belly: Orange bucktail then yellow bucktail then white bucktail
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: 2 yellow hackles flanked by orange unique variant hackle
Shoulder: Red golden pheasant
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Bills streamers are always a treat to set your eyes upon. This warm colored streamer picks the sunset out of the sky and places it on the hook. The unique variant hackle with its black tips is a perfect complement the rich orange, red, and yellow tones found in the wing and shoulder of the fly. Shelburne Bay is located in northern Vermont, sprouting out of the infamous Lake Champlain. The lake is home to over 90 species of fish including trout, pike, bass, perch and sunfish. It may also be home to one special species of lake monster. The hope is that if Champ is in there, it will find Bill’s streamer, and the speculation can be put to rest.

Bill ChandlerBill Chandler – I have been tying flies for the Angler and the collector since 1978. I discovered fly fishing and fly tying by watching a Canadian angling show one Saturday morning. Since then I have spent a considerable time of my life learning both the old and new techniques of tying flies.
[visit Bill’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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2 Responses to #281 – Shelburne Bay Sunset

  1. Jim Bennett says:

    Must be my favourite fly yet on Streamers 365,well done Bill….

  2. Kelly L says:

    That fly will make you catch your breath just to look at it! Gorgeous coloring, great tying…tremendous job!!

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