#346 – Big Hole Demon Streamer

#346 Big Hole Demon Streamer - Cory Koenig

#346 Big Hole Demon Streamer – Cory Koenig

Tied by: Cory Koenig
Originated by: Nick Naranchi
Popularized by: Dan Bailey

Hook: Vision 1/0 2xl
Thread: 6/0 black
Tail: Golden badger hackle fibers
Body: Silver flat tinsel then peacock herl
Hackle: Golden badger hackle
Wing: 2 grizzly hackles flanked by golden badger hackles
Cheeks: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: The Big Hole demon was first tied in 1964 by rancher Nick Naranchi, of Twin Bridges, Montana. The fly was a proven success and quickly found a home in Dan Bailey’s fly shop in Livingston, Montana. The fly was designed to fish Montana’s Big Hole River but may sometimes be referred to as the Black Hole Demon. Cory has modified the original pattern by adding a set of grizzly and badger wings to the ensemble. The modification serves the pattern well and lends a convincing facade of a prey item to the fly when it is pulled through the water. Cory uses the fly on the west coast to chase steelhead and salmon.

I was born in Kelowna, British Columbia and raised there until the age of 5, absorbing the most awesome art of fly tying from my father and grandfather. I soon found that my passion was tying flies that fooled any fish… in any waters. Using creations to imitate a certian fly, bug or invertibrae to distract Mission Creek bound sockeye and trout species in every S.E.K.I.D. pond above the massive Okanagan Lake, brought me pleasure and calmed me in a way that nothing does to this day.
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9 Responses to #346 – Big Hole Demon Streamer

  1. Pingback: receta original de la Big Hole Demon...??

  2. Ron McNeal says:

    Now that’s my idea of what a streamer looks like! Nice.

  3. jim Bennett says:

    Like a wet fly streamer hybrid,sure fish taker..

  4. Kelly L says:

    Very cool fly. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen one quite like that before.

  5. Cory says:

    Thank you all!- A great time tying thanks to Darren!!-

  6. donfre says:

    Nice one. Probably more effective than the one yesterday, but loved the colors yesterday.

  7. jimwirshing says:

    That’s some simple beauty at work.

  8. Demon is a great name…that fly looks evil!

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