Hook: Mustad 3665A #4
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Wing: White bucktail under rainbow crystal flash under chartreuse bucktail under green bucktail under black bucktail
Eye: Painted white with black dot
Notes: Mike Martinek is well-known for the vibrant and brilliantly composed featherwing streamer he has developed over the years, but often his equally effective hairwing designs get little attention. A purple variation of the Super Sleuth has also found a spot in Mike’s repertoire of casting bucktails. This one is from Mike’s second hard to find book and was something that caught Bob’s eye. The original recipe in the book doesn’t list the green bucktail, but it is pictured in the accompanying photo.
Bob 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]