#49-2013 – Iris #1 tied by Bob Petti and Robert Frandsen

#49-2013 Iris #1 - Bob Petti & Robert Frandsen
#49-2013 Iris #1 – Bob Petti & Robert Frandsen

Tied by: Bob Petti & Robert Frandsen
Originated by: Preston Jennings
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing, Joseph Bates 1966 pg. 290-291

Hook: Streamer hook
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Wing: Red under yellow under green under blue bucktail
Eye: White painted eye with black center or jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Preston Jennings had a unique perspective when it came to designing lures, and used a prism to view his natural bait fish muses. The viewing offered Mr. Jennings a separation of colour which he used as the basis to design his streamers. The Iris #1 is quite striking in colour and was originally tied using polar bear. Fox, yak or bucktail are good substitutes for the hard to acquire polar bear hair.

Bob PettiBob Petti – Bob Petti is a fly fisherman and fly tyer from the Catskill Mountain region of New York. Like so many other fly tyers, he started his journey innocently. “All I wanted was the ability to tie the Royal Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, and Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear. I didn’t have much money and it wasn’t easy to buy flies at the time. Heck I couldn’t even afford a decent pair of waders back then, so I thought a small investment in tying flies would pay off in the long run.” A couple decades later his one-shoe-box hobby has grown to a full blown identity.
Bob on Global Fly Fisher
[visit Bob’s streamer page]

Robert FrandsenBob (Robert) Frandsen – I started fishing at a pretty early age going as a hanger on with my grandfather in my pre- school years.
I began tying flies at 13 under the guidance of Lance Wedlick who was well known in Australia more as writer.
“The Blacker Compendium” | Robert’s site
[visit Bob’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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