Tied by: Robert Frandsen
Originated by: Don Shiner
Source: Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joseph D. Bates, Jr, – Pg 333
Scaled Shiner Hairwing Recipe
Hook: Mustad 3665A #2
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Body: Olive green floss (dressed heavy)
Rib: Diamond wrap black thread
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Wing: Black bear hair
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Notes: This streamer was originally developed as a feather-wing streamer by Mr. Don Shiner of Nescopeck, Pennsylvania. It was deemed a successful lure for bass. One variation Mr. Shiner used to imitate golden shiner for lake fishing was a gold bodied version of the fly. The gold version should also employ the diamond wrapped tread to give the fly an appearance of scaled. Bob converted the pattern to a hair wing version using black bear hair in the wing. The bear hair has a nice mild wave with dense roots that taper to the tips creating a nice full head that slopes naturally to the tail.
Bob (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]