Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook
Thread: White 8/0
Tail: Lady Amherst pheasant crest
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: Dark blue floss
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: Ligt yellow bucktail
Wing: 2 light dun hackles
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: Jim’s cache of original includes many with the complex streamer bodies in the tradition of Herb Welch’s classic streamers. Jim has used the Northern Delight to fish many of Maine’s storied lakes such as Rangeley Lake, Sabago Lake and Penobscot Lake. The pattern has been responsible for many trout and landlocked salmon over the years. Jim has tested the pattern throughout Canada, Maine and Massachusetts with similar positive results in each local. Jim ties the pattern sparse using just 2 hackles in the wing, and just a smattering of bucktail in the belly.
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]