#307 – Tanner’s Special

#307 Tanner's Special - Scott Bernard
#307 Tanner’s Special – Scott Bernard

Tied by: Scott Bernard
Originated by: Scott Bernard

Hook: Tanden arrangement using a 2xl #4/#6 hooks with a wire connection
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Gold holographic flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: 4-6 peacock herls, John Deere green bucktail
Wing: 4 white hackles
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Scott created and named the Tanner’s Special for his youngest child when he was born. In fact, Scott has done this for each of his three children to mark their arrivals. While of the streamers were wonderful tributes to his children, Tanner’s just happened to be the only one that caught fish. What Scott was after was a fly to troll in the Aroostook River during the spring for brook trout. The streamer proved to be a fantastic lure for the Aroostook trout and also was revealed to be a wonderful choice for landlocked salmon in Maine’s northern lakes. Over the last couple years, the streamer has been a staple in Scott’s arsenal. It would be a rare occasion to find Scott trolling his home waters during the month of May with out the streamer tied on the end of one of his rods.

Scott Bernard Scott Bernard – I grew up in Presque Isle Maine and started fishing very young with my father. Back then we had a camp on Cross Lake which is connected by thoroughfare to Square Lake in Northern Aroostook County. Square Lake is a well known for its Brook Trout & Landlocked Salmon. My father wasn’t a fly fisherman trolling only lures on flat lines. We also only fished from ice out until the water warmed up usually the weekend after Memorial Day.
[visit Scott’s streamer page on Streamers 365 on Streamers 365]

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