Tied by: Eunan Hendron
Originated by: Gray Wolf
Source: Streamer Source: Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers, Klausmeyer (2004), Pg. 115
Hook: 5xl streamer hook #2-#8
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: White wool
Rib: Silver embossed tinsel
Wing: White bucktail then brown llama hair and copper flash
Collar: Yellow hackle
Notes: Gray Wolf has a series of streamers he developed using llama hair in the wing. Around 2003, he began developing the series of streamers and favored the llama hair in place of marabou. He felt that the llama hair equaled or out performed marabou when it cames to movement in the water and durability. He was also in favor of the hair because it wets quicker and dries faster. Fewer false casts to right the fly meant more time in the water, in front of the fish noses. Some of the other streamers in the series included Chapman Smelt, Golden Shiner Smelt, Bleeding Smelt, Orange Crush, Chapman’s Special Tie, Red Flash, Brookie’s Request, Blue Ice, Patriot, Purple Minnow, Night Stalker (glow in the dark), Red Rocket, Orange Minnow, and several classic color schemes like Mickey Finn and Black Ghost.
Eunan Hendron – I’ve been tying flies since I was about 10 or 11, a direct progression from fishing stillwater team competitions with my father as a young boy. I began tying classic flies (wet, streamer and atlantic salmon) towards the end of 2011, having never tied them before. A pretty steep learning curve, not for the feint of heart, but many thanks are due to the members of various forums who gave me tips and constructive criticism to aid my progression.
Eunan’s Addicted to Vise blog
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