William’s Fancy Fly Recipe
Hook: 6xl streamer hook #2-#12
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Copper flat tinsel
Butt: Peacock herl dyed orange
Body: Orange yarn or floss
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: Badger dyed orange hackle fibers
Wing: Orange bucktail under black bucktail
Notes: Orange and black has been a proven colour combination for luring the east coast’s Atlantic salmon and sea run trout to the angler’s line. Jesse developed the streamer specifically for Nova Scotia’s wild salmonids, but there is no reservation about the success the fly will find beyond the Maritime province’s borders. The fly was named after Jesse’s son William who seemed drawn to the fly while being assembled in the clasp of the vise. The black and orange colours will find the most success fished in the fall months.
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.
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You can see Jesse’s Facebook page JS Outdoor Adventures.