#53-2013 – Kennebago Hairwing tied by Bob Frandsen

#53-2013 - Kennebago Bucktail by Robert Frandsen
#53-2013 – Kennebago Bucktail by Robert Frandsen

Tied by: Robert Frandsen
Originated by: Herb Welch
Source: Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joseph D. Bates, Jr, – Pg 293-294

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: White
Tail: Orange hackle fibers
Butt: Peacock herl, light blue silk, peacock herl (rear 1/3 of hook)
Body: Flat gold tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel (over body only)
Throat: Orange hackle fibers
Wing: Tan under black under tan bucktail
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Robert converted Herb Welch’s iconic Kennebago Streamer into a bucktail version. He took the colors found in the outer golden badger feathers and layered bucktail to replicate the pattern in the wing. The Kennebago is one of theearly Maine streamer designs and was named for the Kennabago Stream, one of the famous waters located in the Rangeley region of Maine.

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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