Hook: Mustad 9674 #4
Thread: Iron gray 6/0
Tail: Pearl mylar tubing (frayed from body)
Body: Pearl mylar tubing over shaped muffler tape
Wing: White bucktail then peacock herl
Collar: Chartreuse saddle hackle
Head: Iron gray
Notes: While walleye isn’t a common target for fly anglers, they will indeed come to the fly. These piscivores can be picked up on streamers and the combination of chartreuse and white can be quite a productive color combination. Kevin uses heavy duty muffler tape to shape the body of the minnow. He cuts a 1/2 inch by 1 inch piece and places the hook shank in the centre. The tape is folded over to adhere the sticky sides together. He trims it to shape, and slides over the pearl mylar tubing. The streamer has a ton of flash in the body, and the marble eyes will find it hard to stay put when it crosses their path.
Kevin Kirkelie – In having a Grandfather who was a avid fisherman, I was hooked at a early age. So…from my dad’s handy craftsmanship, he made me a homemade vise to start tying with, so that set the stage for what turned out to be my greatest artistic passion ever.
[visit Kevin Kirkelie’s streamer page on Streamers 365]