Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook #1 10xl
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: Chartreuse Icelandic sheep hair
Throat: Black hackle fibers
Wing: 4 chartreuse saddle hackles
Shoulder: Black laced hen dyed chartreuse tied half length of wing
Cheek: Chartreuse Guinea hen
Eyes: Painted white eye with black pupil
Notes: “If it ain’t chartreuse, it ain’t no use”, has been muttered among packs fly fishers at one time or another. David’s Niece #1 streamer fits the bill on that account. The color is a sublime mimic for light colors of the rainbow smelts found throughout North American lakes. The streamer was commissioned in 2008 for David’s client Mr. Robert Kate of New York.
David Mac – I have been tying flies since 1964 and it has brought me, countless hours of enjoyment. As a young guest at the United Fly Tyers meetings in Boston, MA I was introduced to Streamers by many of the Great Tyers. In the 1970′s I spent a decade providing streamers to many of the best Maine Fly Shops and Camps.
Tie the Fly | Fly Tyer Magazine
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