#298 – Rocky Mountain Tadpole

#298 Rocky Mountain Tadpole - Darren MacEachern

#298 Rocky Mountain Tadpole – Darren MacEachern

Tied by: Darren MacEachern
Originated by: Darren MacEachern

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook #1 10xl
Thread: White flat waxed nylon
Tag: Gold embossed tinsel
Body: Olive floss
Ribbing: Gold embossed tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Orange hackle fibers followed by grizzly olive hackle fivers
Wing: 2 orange hackles flanked by olive grizzly hackle
Shoulder: Reeves pheasant body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Darren had inspiration from some of the eastern slopes brook trout. The brook trout found in western Alberta, jutting up against the rocky mountains share waters with the likes of whitefish, rainbow trout and the looming bull trout. It the fall, the brookies get colored up with rich olives and dark oranges. The Reeves pheasant feather with it’s black edging helps to define a gill plate on the streamer giving it a life-like appearance.

Darren MacEachern – Darren has been fishing from the age of 4 all across Canada. He started on the east coast in Prince edward Island before moving west to the banks of the Bow river in Calgary Alberta. he now resides just outside of Toronto, fishing the Great lakes and the fine tributary waters around.
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4 Comments

  1. Jon Harrang says:

    Wow, that fly rocks! The orange and olive-colored hackles come together perfectly, and the intermittent black spots on the dyed grizzly hackle add tremendous realism. Tasty!

  2. Jim Bennett says:

    Another cracker from Darren….

  3. Kelly L says:

    Love it!

  4. Joel Stansbury says:

    Darren, very creative! love the colors! I bet Mr. brook trout will love it in small sizes. One of your Fishier patterns. Congrats!

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