Champlain Jane Bucktail Streamer Fly Recipe
Hook: Mustad B-17 #2 and Mustad 94720 #2
Thread: Red 8/0
Underbody: Red body braid
Body: Pearl braided mylar tubing
Tail: Pearl braided mylar tubing tag picked out
Throat: Pearl braided mylar tubing picked out
Wing: Purple or violet bucktail
Topping: Peacock herl
Notes: Years ago while tying flies at a trade show, Charlie was approached by a Vermont guide who took clients fishing on Lake Champlain. He gave Charlie a pinkish colored streamer pattern he had called a Booker Special. Charlie modified the pattern and christened it the Champlain Jane in recognition of the Vermont guide. The streamer has been quite a fish getter over the years and has found more than a few kypes on the Miramichi River when tied on a salmon hook.
Charlie Mann – I started tying fly’s after receiving a fly tying kit for Christmas in 1960, while stationed in Thule, Greenland. I’m self taught an have been tying for over 50 years. During the 50 years of tying I have tried to specialize in tying tandem and single hook streamers. Also I have developed a passion for tying Atlantic style salmon hair-wings. This has been a wonderful relaxing hobby for me. I have designed several streamer patterns, and many hair-wing patterns.
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