Hook: 6xl streamer hook #2-#12
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Body: Black yarn or floss
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Wing: White bucktail
Collar: Brown hackle
Notes: The Long Lake is an original pattern tied by Jesse that was inspired by the classic trout pattern called the Pass Lake. The original Pass Lake fly was designed in Wisconsin in or around 1938 by an unknown angler. The fly can either be fished weighted or unweighted just below the water surface. As the fly becomes beaten and tattered, it becomes even more deadly. It is a very productive fly for trout in most any water and can be tied in many sizes to meet conditions.
Jesse Samson – Jesse was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on Canada’s eastern coast. He began his journey of fly fishing at a very young age when he found and repaired his father’s old Shakespeare fly rod. From there, it was a natural progression into fly tying, making use of vise grips as an ad-hoc tying vise, scavenged scraps of fur, hair and feathers, and pilfered threads from his mother’s sewing basket. His early years seen his fishing the rivers and lakes of Isle Madame, but he now haunts the waters in and around Pictou County where he resides with my wife Angela and son William.
[visit Jesse’s streamer page on Streamers 365]
You can see Jesse’s Facebook page JS Outdoor Adventures.