#331 – Quabbin Delight

#331 Quabbin Delight - Jim Malo
#331 Quabbin Delight – Jim Malo

Tied by: Jim Malo
Originated by: Jim Malo

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook
Thread: White 8/0
Tail: Barred wood duck
Butt: Made in three parts using the rear quarter of the body. Rear quarter is peacock herl followed by orange silk and the last quarter is peacock herl
Body: Yellow floss
Rib: Red micro twist
Throat: Red fox
Wing: 4 grizzly hackles
Shoulder: 2 red golden pheasant body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Jim has an affinity for complex streamer bodies in the tradition of Herb Welch’s classic streamers. The Quabbin reservoir is Massachusetts largest inland body of water and serves as a major water source to the Greater Boston area. Quabbin reservoir was created in the mid 1930’s and named for a Native American chief called Nani-Quaben, meaning place of many waters. The lake is rich with a wide variety of fish species and trolling the streamer may result in an meeting with any number of sport fish including landlocked salmon, trout (brook, brown, lake and rainbow), bass and pickerel.

Jim Malo – Jim began tying flies back in the 1950’s during the long winter seasons. Whenever there was a big snow storm, Jim would tie until the wee hours of the morning as it was certain to have no school that day. Dry flies were the order of the day and those bass were going to be on guard as the bugs often attracted eight pounders in Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg; commonly known as (Webster Lake).
Jim is presently on the Pro Staff of Daiichi Hooks and Regal Vise.
[visit Jim’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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