Dambuster Streamer Fly Recipe
Hook: Mustad L-87-3665A #2
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Black floss
Rib: Red oval tinsel and copper embossed tinsel
Throat: Red hen hackle fibers
Wing: Red bucktail (brown hairs with light tips)
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: Prior to spawning, Jim had observed the monster browns from the local waters cruising the edge of the dam in search of minnows. He conceived the pattern in an effort to take advantage of the situation. The wing is tied using the brown part of a red dyed bucktail, giving the wing a beautiful transition of almost black to red.
Jim Bennett – I live in Glasgow Scotland where I was born and grew up.I started fishing in my local canal for perch and roach when I was about 12, forty years ago. I started fly tying at about 14 after I watched a program on TV. I first tied without a vice as I could not afford one. My flies were quite crude to say the least and I can remember the first trout I caught on a small black dry fly. I could not believe it had actually taken my fly. That fish was only about 8 inches, but remains the best fish I have ever caught.
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