Tied by: Gary Fraser
Originated by: Unknown
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing – Joseph Bates Pg. 250-251
Hook: Daiichi Alec Jackson 2051
Thread: Red 8/0
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Tail: Red goose quill slips
Butt: White chenille
Body: green wool dubbing
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Wing: Peacock herl
Shoulder: Teal flank 1/3 wing length
Notes: Well, it may not exactly be a hair wing technically, but it does exude the spirit of one. The streamer originated in Chile and was widely used as fodder for South American quarry. The pattern made it’s way north via a fly dresser in New York named Elizabeth Greig. Mrs. Greig tied the pattern for South American customers and tested the usefulness of the fly in her home state waters. It was proven to be a successful pattern for trout in New York State.
Gary Fraser – Born in Rural Cape Breton I had the luxury of growing up with some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in the world on my doorstep. I am a father of two, an avid outdoorsman, guide and owner of nsflyfishing.com a website used with other guides and anglers to promote fly fishing and fly tying here in Atlantic Canada. I have had little time on the water the last number of years with a young family and working away but things are coming together for a great 2012 season.
[visit Gary’s streamer page on Streamers 365]